Why I Want To Be An Occupational Therapist

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Growing up surrounded by several people in the medical field, I had always pondered what I would be when I grew up. When I was about eight years old, I was determined to grow up and be a cardiologist, just like my uncle. At a young age, I was fascinated by the heart, it interested me that one thing controlled so much in the human body. However that dream changed as I grew older, as much as I would love being the one to save someone’s life, I realized that responsibility was entirely too much for me. I have had many different dreams about my future; such as being a basketball player, a teacher, and even a model. It was only when my grandmother was diagnosed with brain cancer and she lost her ability to walk and do several things on her own. Seeing my grandmother fight a battle with cancer, trying to get stronger and stay motivated made me want to help people such as my grandmother. …show more content…

I am currently working towards receiving my masters at Tuskegee University where I will graduate in five years majoring in Occupational therapy. Choosing the major occupational therapy made it easier to attend Tuskegee because of its excellence in molding Occupational therapist. The University’s program has a graduating rate at 76 percent. Practitioners of Occupational therapy have the option to work in wide variety of settings including acute care hospitals, rehabilitation centers, psychiatric hospitals, community mental health facilities, schools, nursing homes, and a few others. I will personally like to work with children and elderly people. I feel as if when you’re a child as you spend your last years on earth, are the most important. As an occupational therapist, I would like to help them make the most out of those crucial years, by helping them become as physical able as

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