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Now the big question:
Do I go for it or try to get accepted into an Occupational Therapy Master’s program at Samuel Merritt University / San Jose State University? I won’t know if I’m accepted into either of those programs til February or March.
What do I want? What can I get? What is achievable? What will bring me the most happiness?
Oh my, I’m nervous. I’d better start studying.
Why am I taking the GRE’s you ask?
I am applying to grad schools! My application to the Samuel Merritt University Master of Occupational Therapy program will be submitted in a few days. My application to the San Jose State University Master of Occupational Therapy will be submitted at the end of this semester!
Here’s a photo from my commute last week.
I’m commuting on the SF->Sausalito ferry to my Occupational Therapy Center volunteership. I’m upping from once a week to twice a week starting next week. Right now I travel:
Home –> Bart to Embarcadero –> Ferry to Sausalito –>bike to office.
It takes about 1 hr 10 minutes, costs $6.85 with about 1.5 miles of biking each way.
I’m going to try and bike the whole route, which involves a 12.8 mile ride going over the
Bay Bridge Golden Gate Bridge! It should take about 1 1/2 hrs each way.
I applied to the DMI (Diagnostic Medical Imaging) program at CCSF in August. They’ll get back to me in November with a Yay/Nay. Right now I’m pushing hard to get into an OT (Occupational Therapy) program at San Jose State. I’m working, taking prerequisite classes, studying for the GRE, and volunteering in OT (starting volunteering this week!) this fall! I apply in January. I’ll know a month or two later for entry in September!
And this week I worked for Kern a little buying and maintaining computers and did a full week of one-on-one teaching at the Crucible. I taught Simone Electromechanics, Arduino Microcontrollers, and Flame Effects! It was a blast!
I’m considering becoming an Occupational Therapist. If you are one or have a friend in the field, I would love to speak to them about it!
If I go for it, there’s a master’s degree in my future that may take two years or more to get, so I want this to be a solid decision. Comment or email me at Lee at Lee dat org!
What is Occupational Therapy?
In brief, Occupational Therapy is concerned with helping people get back to doing whatever their “occupation” is, things like teaching an injured person how to brush their own teeth again, keeping an elderly person independent, and modifying classroom equipment for a disabled child. It’s pretty wide-ranging!
If you’ve been following along, I’ve been gunning for an Associates Degree at CCSF in Radiography. This Occupational Therapy thing would be instead of the current path. Just about all the prereqs crossover to both programs. There is no guarantee I’ll make it into the Radiography program. 130 applicants –> 30 spots in Radiography. Megan suggests that Occupational Therapy is more engaging and more appropriate for me; besides, it pays better and might just take the same amount of time to complete.
Today I submitted my application to City College of San Francisco for their Diagnostic Medical Imaging Program. If accepted, I might spend 2 1/2 years learning how to be a Radiographer. Wish me luck!