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    Senior Member cypresss's Avatar
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    what about a occupational therapist working in a rehab center or hospital. Your experience is gold. I bet every quad will be happy to have you as a trainer.

    My idea: If you think you might like to do this as a job but you can't find the right place just start to do this job as a voluntary in a hospital (or rehab center) and because your really good at this, they will hire you ASIP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cypresss View Post
    what about a occupational therapist working in a rehab center or hospital. Your experience is gold. I bet every quad will be happy to have you as a trainer.

    My idea: If you think you might like to do this as a job but you can't find the right place just start to do this job as a voluntary in a hospital (or rehab center) and because your really good at this, they will hire you ASIP.
    FYI: you need a Masters to work as an OT.

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    thx 4 all the ideas guys/ladies. something will pop.
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    But hey .. what about a personal trainer? That sounds like it would be right up your alley! Kinda wish I lived in Ohio in that case! You could advertise at any rehab centre I'm sure ... ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lynnifer View Post
    But hey .. what about a personal trainer? That sounds like it would be right up your alley! Kinda wish I lived in Ohio in that case! You could advertise at any rehab centre I'm sure ... ?
    that would be great but wouldnt pay well. to get my salary needs meet it will need to be in business that uses my background and experience. im hammering away. it will pop, just horrible time to job hunt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cypresss View Post
    what about a occupational therapist working in a rehab center or hospital. Your experience is gold. I bet every quad will be happy to have you as a trainer.

    My idea: If you think you might like to do this as a job but you can't find the right place just start to do this job as a voluntary in a hospital (or rehab center) and because your really good at this, they will hire you ASIP.
    many thx.

    unfortunately ot's dont get payed enough
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    How much do you need/want to make? OTs around here can easily start fresh out of school @ $30/hr.

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