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    Default Occupational Therapists - love to hear about how you find your job

    Feel like I'm posting a bit on here at the moment! I'm weighing up alternatives in the allied health industry and considering studying OT - would love to hear from any OTs about how they feel abt their job. Challenges, rewards, stress levels etc. Plus if you studied after having children, how you were able to juggle the course and family.

    (I was thinking Rehab Counsellor beforehand but have been told it's a very high pressure field, with a lot of stress on meeting targets. I have a strong work ethic, but I dont know if I'd handle that kind of pressure.)
    Thanks very much in advance!

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    I'm thinking of doing OT as well! I have a few OT friends who all love their jobs. I also have a friend who is studying OT at the moment and he loves it too.
    I'm doing a nursing degree atm but I'm not sure it's for me. I dunno.

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    Thanks CMF. Good to hear that your friends have had positive experience. Which uni is yr friend studying at? Do you think you will finish yr nursing degree and then do a Masters in OT? That's my plan (the last part) but my studies (Med Sci) were a long time ago!
    It does sound like a really interesting field with good job prospects and a wide variety of work avail at the end. The hard part for me would be studying again - prob for 3 yrs as I'd do part time for the first 2 y, and having to fund that ( ie wrack up a big HELP debt). Olus Im not sure how on earth you'd juggle fulltime prac weeks. Lots of occasional care for my toddler I guess...


 

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