I graduate next semester with an associates in science.
Ive always wanted to be in the medical field. It started with nursing, but I'm not sure that I could handle the blood (idk if its something i would just "get over").
Which brings me to occupational therapy. Id love to be able to help special needs kids learn how to do everyday activities despite their disabilities. However, my MIL said that there have been a lot of budget cuts for the special needs and elderly for access to an occupational therapist which worries me because I dont want to get my Masters Degree and not be able to have a use for it, you know?
Sorry if its all over the place, my mind is just so jumbled. I have two babies that I have to provide for and choosing the wrong path would make me feel so guilty
u could still get a job with the county or city, my mom is gaurdian to her downs brother, there's case managers, and the therapist that come out all the time to her house, a lot of the regional centers are getting downsized, but u would be working directly with the kids...
Considering children with disabilities are protected by IDEA and are required to receive necessary services I don't see how they could legally deny children with special needs services.
Go into what you have a passion for. Don't worry about the job later. What matters is that u do what you're going to love. The field I am in pays like smurf, but I hit a crossroads where I had to decide what was more important, money or happiness. I chose happiness and will do it again.