I’m an occupational therapist, an obscure profession if there ever was one. We are few and far between, maybe because we have chosen to serve people with disabilities. All disabilities. Not a glamorous endeavour, nor a lucrative one. And I say serve.
This is absolutely true. I knew I wanted to do this before I even knew what the job was titled. Watching that OT engage with the kiddos I absolutely loved in that classroom, I just knew I wanted to do what she did.
Occupational therapy is certainly a career in which I could change lives. I could help children with disabilities or victims of strokes and other ailments each day at my job. Helping people regain independence is a priceless service.