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What does an Occupational Therapist's average day look like?

Asked Somonauk, Illinois

I would like to confirm that every day is not going to be the same because I do not want to have career where every day is the exact same. I want each day to have it is own experiences.
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Corinne’s Answer

Updated Silver Spring, Maryland
Hi Faith, I like you, wanted my days to be full and for days to be different re clients etc. I have worked in hospitals, rehab, skilled nursing and schools for over 16 years and there are parts of the job that are the same , they are the foundational paperwork requirements that we have to complete . But each day is as different and creative as you want it to be. I see different students every day, so Mondays are the same set of students, Tuesdays the same set, etc, but each week I choose different themes, activities , and each hour is different because each child is different. I go from a 5 th grader to a 4 year old all within the same day, or morning....from play dough to executive functioning skills........OT will satisfy that need you have for yourself. Creativity and joy is up to you.
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Corinne - Thank you for your answer. We need more advice like this, now more than ever! There are more than 1k unanswered questions on CV right now. Hoping you'll answer a few more this week!