Typical OT questions

I get a lot of questions, and I get frustrated with myself sometimes because I just don't always have the time to answer them. I'm just now getting to a lot of questions, an entire year late. As I always say, I do respond, it just takes me sometimes a LONG time. Here is a typical question:

I just recently stumbled upon your blog and I have been interested in pursuing a career as an OT.  I am currently a sophomore at XY University and a Public Health major.  I wanted to ask you about how you got to be an OT (if you have a blog post on it, you can just direct me there) and in your words the upsides and downsides of it.  I am in the process of figuring out how I will be able to get my prerequisite course done and if it would be detrimental for me to take the course in the summer, as my advisor said not to do this.  Please get back to me when you can and thank you for your time.

When I get e-mails like this, I kind of wish that I could forward it to someone at AOTA who could answer it for them (and not just with a form letter…a personal touch is everything).  I wonder if AOTA has recruiters that could take on these kind of e-mails. I guess maybe in the future when I get questions like this which require more of a factual response, I will respond saying try OT Connections to post the question, but I don't feel like that's adequate. Thoughts, suggestions? 
Jul 17, 2012 | Category: Occupational Therapy | Comments: 3