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June 01, 2009


Great post, it is great to know there are some industries that are still actively hiring.

Jay Hofmeister

@Jay: Thanks for reading and for the comment. If you know of any others, feel free to share and I'll profile them here!

Nice write up. I too am an occupational therapist. I have to say living in Michigan that this profession is not absolutely recession proof. I have been laid off in the past year. I thankfully was able to find work due to being a certified hand therapist as well. At the same time, without finding full time employment the opportunity to earn a living as an OT through "as needed" help was available which makes the career a bit resilient even in an area facing tough economic times.

Your post has inspired me. I just turned 50 and after being laid off from a career in purchasing/procurement I was lost until just a moment ago when I found your article and Alexander's words. I was a philosophy and psychology under graduate who got caught up in the business world, but I remember when just out of high school I thought about becoming an Occupational Therapist. Do you think it is too late? I want to help elders with dementia and Alzheimer's Disease - I'm working as an Office Manager now at a Memory Care facility in Atlanta. Anyone know how to obtain education funding and where I can obtain the degree & certification in Atlanta?

Very interesting blog. I would like to know more about that association

@LisaCHT: Thanks for the additional insights...helps to hear from real people out there on the front lines.

@Anna: Have you been in touch with AOTA? I doubt it would be too late, but you might require some additional coursework. They would know better.

@PPT: I recommend contacting them. They're really nice over there!

Interesting questions and answers Alexander, Congratulations and thanks for your labor.

I would like to commend you on achieving such. I want to be an occupational therapist also and maybe can see you by then.

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