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So I am still alive....mostly, lol. RL has been busy busy which adds to how horrible I am about actually updating. I'm still around, keeping up on the friend's list on the weekends! I graduated the beginning of this month with my Master's degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies , with an emphasis in Recreation Therapy. It is such an amazing career path, I am so glad that I decided I didn't want PT anymore. I took my certification exam and passed that as well (thank god!) so once I finish my internship I can practice....and get a job that I can hopefully support myself with.

To be able to get my letters (CTRS) and be able to practice, I have to complete a 12 week internship. I'm doing it at a facility that works with clients how have had a traumatic brain injury and/or a spinal cord injury. I'm 2 weeks into it and it is so much fun! In what other job could I get paid to take clients to the Zoo or to a movie?

Also I'm very excited that I am pretty much done with school. I enjoyed grad school, and got to be a grad assistant and teach which was an amazing opportunity. And I met some wonderful people and made some great friend. But it will be nice not to have to worry about homework, or working and going to school at the same time. Course that means I'll have to start paying back my loans soon....which I don't even want to think about, lol

Date: 2012-05-28 04:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That is awesome!!!!! And that internship sounds like a great idea. Do people tend to get jobs with the places they intern with, or will you be looking elsewhere? What sort of places would you work?

As for the loan repayment, yeah, that can suck.

Date: 2012-05-28 09:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks! This particular facility usually offers a contingency spot to their interns, which is basically an on-call situation. If its offered I will definitly take it, while looking elsewhere for something thats hopefully full time. If they offered something more then contingent I would take it in a heartbeat!
There are a lot of jobs for RT's in nursing homes, which I would do but its not preferable. I would like to work in rehab, either at a private facility or in a hospital. There's also RT jobs at VA hospitals (which pay very nice), at psychatric facilities or psych wards at hospitals, and there are some available in correction facilities. It's a pretty varied field which I love, but the problem is is that its not very well known so its not widespread yet.

Date: 2012-05-28 10:24 pm (UTC)
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That sounds like a good variety of places to find a job. I hope you get a good one soon. :D

Date: 2012-05-29 02:37 am (UTC)


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