Schools for Healers

Schools for Healers

Sometimes it can be difficult to choose from two different career fields. Understanding what each of them entails is important in making your decision. Here is some information about two different unrelated career fields that you may already be interested in and some information about education.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy is the treatment and assessment to recover and maintain the daily living of individuals who have mental, physical or cognitive disorders. In layman’s terms, occupational therapists help individuals do common daily tasks that they no longer can do due to one of these disabilities. It takes a very special type of training to become an occupational therapists. There are a lot of different college as well as scholarship opportunities for individuals who are seeking to better their lives with this rewarding degree. Keep reading to find out more about the different college opportunities that are available.

One of the top schools in the country when it comes to occupational therapy is USC’s Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy. They offer both graduate and undergraduate degree programs in the field and were ranked the number one college in the country for occupational therapy. They thrive on providing students with highly-educated faculty and a diverse and open-minded education.

USC offers students an accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s degree program that allows you to finish your degree at a much faster pace. This helps to not only cut down the cost of the overall education, it also provides students to complete their degree one year early. This also mean that you will be prepared at a faster pace for the National Board Certification in Occupational Therapy exam.

Radiology

In all aspects of the medical industry there is a variety of new technologies that we must embrace. Professionals such as radiologists must learn to manage new technology and make it a part of their daily routines. Radiologists are primarily used to using film based radiology to provide for their patients. However, the medical field is leaning more towards using a new filmless technology which can be difficult veteran radiologists to grasp.  This is called digital radiography and uses sensors instead of traditional film.

The primary reason for the switch is the cost. It is much less expensive to go digital than to endure the financial burden of the many steps it takes to complete the film radiation process. While many radiologists have a difficult time getting used to it, they do realize the benefits to using it. The professional is able to see the image immediately and uses less radiation. This is beneficial to dentists and other medical professionals as well because the faster you can see the image, the faster you can diagnose.

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