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Careers in Sports Medicine and Athletic Training

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Personal Characteristics: Strong interpersonal and communication skills,
desire to help patients, compassion

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Job Settings: College and professional sport teams, hospitals, clinics, home
health care, nursing care facilities, outpatient care centers, teaching, research

Physical Therapist Assistant/Aide
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Education: Most employers require that PT aids have a high school diploma.
Most of the time, they are trained on the job. PT assistants are required by
most states to have an associate's degree. The American Physical Therapy
Association's Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
accredits postsecondary therapy assistant programs. PT assistants and aides
must also pass the board exam and be licensed; each state may have specific
requirements that must be fulfilled before you can practice there.
Personal Characteristics: Neat, well-organized, caring, detail oriented, works
well in teams, takes direction
Job Opportunities: Clinics, hospitals, home health care, nursing care facilities, and outpatient care centers

Occupational Therapist (OT)
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Education: A master's degree or higher in occupational therapy is the typical
minimum requirement for entry into the profession. In addition, OTs must
attend an academic program accredited by the Accreditation Council for
Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). OTs must then pass the board
exam and be licensed; each state may have specific requirements that must be
fulfilled before you can practice there. The position of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Board of Directors is that the profession
should take action to transition toward a doctoral-level single point of entry
for occupational therapists, with a target date of 2025.
Personal Characteristics: Patient, strong interpersonal skills, creative, strong
communication skills
Job Settings: Ambulatory health care services, hospitals, offices, public/
private educational services, nursing care facilities, outpatient centers,
physician offices, government agencies

Occupational Assistant/Aide
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Education: Occupational therapy assistants must attend a school accredited
by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
(ACOTE) in order to sit for the national certification exam. Occupational
therapy aides need to have a high school diploma, and are usually trained
on the job.

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Personal Characteristics: Responsible, patient, willing to take directions
and work in a team setting

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Job Settings: Community homes for the elderly, nursing care facilities, home
health care, government agencies, and outpatient settings

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