Career Planning Final-Alyssa DeMonte


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Career Planning Final-Alyssa DeMonte

  1. 1. Career Planning Final Alyssa DeMonte
  2. 2. Personal ID <ul><li>Holland Code-SAC </li></ul><ul><li>Social, Artistic, Conventional </li></ul><ul><li>Birkman Colors-Yellow, Blue </li></ul><ul><li>Career Path-Physical Therapy </li></ul><ul><li>I got into the physical therapy career path because of how I enjoy working with people and being involved in helping others </li></ul>
  3. 3. 5 Skills… <ul><li>Communications </li></ul><ul><li>(Speaking/Writing) </li></ul><ul><li>Being able to speak to people on a one-one basis is essential in this career. You need to be compassionate and understand when talking or your patient won’t open up </li></ul><ul><li>Listening </li></ul><ul><li>A patient trusts you to help them get better. In order to do this, listening is key. Listening to their past medical history and what they do on an average day will help you determine the best path to take in healing them </li></ul>
  4. 4. 5 Skills… <ul><li>Critical Thinking </li></ul><ul><li>On the spot critical thinking is very important. You won’t be able to look at a textbook for information or ask someone else what to do all the time. </li></ul><ul><li>Problem Solving </li></ul><ul><li>Problem solving is necessary for a healthier patient. The main aspect of this career is to solve problems or come up with ways to help. This is where being creative will give you an advantage </li></ul>
  5. 5. 5 Skills <ul><li>Multi-tasking </li></ul><ul><li>Whether you work in a private practice or a hospital, you’ll be dealing with more than one patient. This means that you have to be able to go back and forth between clients and information without mixing things up. Having good organizational skills will only put less stress on you and your patients </li></ul>
  6. 6. Physical Therapy <ul><li>Work with people of all ages to aid with medical problems or health related conditions </li></ul><ul><li>Help patients ability to do everyday activities </li></ul><ul><li>Improve movement, reduce pain, restore function, prevent future damage </li></ul><ul><li>Treat those with injuries resulting from sports, illnesses and functional problems </li></ul>
  7. 7. Job Outlook and Projections <ul><li>Expected to grow much faster than average </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing demand: aging population, advanced technology </li></ul><ul><li>Projected employment for 2018-241,700 </li></ul><ul><li>A 30% increase since 2008 </li></ul>
  8. 8. Salary Association <ul><li>Annual wage: $72,790 </li></ul><ul><li>Highest wage earners: Home health care servicers with $77,630 </li></ul><ul><li>The APTA-American Physical Therapy Association </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits include: </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced need for billing and documentation, improve recruitments for new employees, attract clients, decrease education for employees costs, ensure your patients are getting the highest quality care </li></ul>
  9. 9. Education <ul><li>4 Year Degree </li></ul><ul><li>Post-Bachelorettes Degree in accredited Physical Therapy Program </li></ul><ul><li>National and State Examinations </li></ul><ul><li>Supervised Clinical Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer time in a hospital or clinic </li></ul><ul><li>Advancement once in career through continued education programs and workshops </li></ul>
  10. 10. Related Careers <ul><li>Chiropractor- Focus on patients overall health through manipulation of the spine. Based on the idea that spinal joint misalignment interferes with the nervous system </li></ul><ul><li>Occupational Therapist- Work with individuals who suffer from a mentally, physically, developmentally or emotionally disabling conditions. The goal of these therapists are to help their clients have an independent and productive lives. </li></ul><ul><li>Recreational Therapist-Provide treatment services and recreational activates for individuals with disabilities. Help reduce depression, stress as well as improving motor skills which builds confidence </li></ul>
  11. 11. Stony Brooke Hospital Shadowing Experience <ul><li>Going to Stony Brook Hospital was a worthwhile experience in that I didn’t realize how many health care careers there were. It showed me what it was like to work in a hospital and the type of environment I would be in. Each career required a different amount of schooling and training. Some careers were mainly technology based while others worked with people. What I liked about this experience was hearing the workers talk about their favorite things and least favorite things about their job </li></ul>