Landing your first job as an OT practitioner is an exciting time, but no one ever said starting off in the field would be easy. Managing your own caseload for the first time with little experience in a new professional environment – it is a major change from life as a student.
We talked to Tracy McLaughlin, occupational therapist at Summerville Medical Center outside of Charleston, SC, who believes that your first few years as an OT practitioner can be a lot more rewarding and less daunting with a positive attitude and a forward-thinking perspective. Here are Tracy’s top 5 tips for how to make the most out of your first 5 years on the job.
For more related resources, check out AOTA’s webpage for New Practitioners and Recent Graduates.
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