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Will you be working during OT school?

Discussion in 'Occupational Therapy [ O.T.D ]' started by OTgal03, Apr 17, 2012.

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  1. OTgal03

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    Just curious if anyone will be working during grad school? If so, does it relate to OT?
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    I'm going to keep my part time job if accepted to my local schools. It is medical oriented.
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    I hope to be able to work on campus. I'm going to be going to an instate-yeah tuition-school in a more rural area.
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    I'm also wondering about this. Regardless of what job you will have, how many hours to you plan to work during OT school?
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    20 hours a week would be nice
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    My program only meets about 4 days a month, the rest is online. I am planning on working at least half time but ideally 3/4 time.The program is expensive! I am hoping to only take out loans for the tuition and make enough money to live on.

    Not that I have a job lined up or anything.Don't suppose anyone in the Philly/ New York area knows of a job for recent grad with a a bio/ natural science/ intermediate Spanish background? Yeah, didn't think so.
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    Not sure how much experience/interest you have in kids but nannying in NYC is a gold mine! And if you speak spanish or french fluently you might have an advantage.
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    I sure hope I can work during school. Probably nothing related to OT. It'd have to be something very flexible since OT school involves a lot of meetings/labs/fieldwork/group work. Ideally 20 hours a week. :)
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    I agree that 15-20 hrs/week seems reasonable. I've been working as a waitress while finishing my prereqs and it's been perfect. I work only nights, mostly on weekends and the shifts are generally only 5 or 6 hours long. It's a nice, small place and we have lots of regular customers so I can make pretty good money working with respectful people. I will probably continue to work a couple days a week during my program so I don't have to take out loans for all my living expenses.
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    I'll most likely continue my job working with an adolescent girl with autism. I will be working anywhere from 5-25 hours depending on the week. If it starts to disrupt my performance in school I will cut back or quit.

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