Occupational therapy and patient care typically go together like peanut butter and jelly.
Many of us enter the profession believing that we will sparkle and shine and be the best versions of ourselves when working with patients.
The reality is that patient care is not for everyone. It is important to find the setting that best suits your skills as a clinician, so do your research and take the time to find a position that makes you happy.
Don't feel ashamed or like you've failed as on OT just because you're not into patient care. There are many non-clinical occupational therapy jobs out there that might interest you more than you might have expected!
We created this article to show you that there are other ways to use your degree, outside of a clinical setting, and share exactly how to do that!
When we chose to go into a profession like Occupational Therapy, we always knew there were so many areas to be a clinician.
I bet you were never told about all the other non-clinical areas where occupational therapist could work.
The beauty of OT as a profession is we are masters of independence and a jack of all trades.
We can take the skills we learned from our foundational classes and apply it to a variety of other non-clinical positions to make our lasting impression that we do through our "therapeutic use of self."
CoreMedical Group is a source with many helpful resources for Occupational Therapy clinicians. Take a look at our website to find guides, blogs and contact information for specialists who work with people like you every day.
Find out which OT setting would best suit your individual skills by taking our short quiz here: