One of the key steps on the Path to Acceptance is Experience. Experience can encompass many things but today we will focus on work experience.
The reason relevant work experience is so beneficial is because it provides you with the following opportunities to stand out as a student applicant:
Hundreds of hours of experience working under multiple therapists, therapy assistants and other experienced techs in a clinical setting.
Hands-on experience with patients and learn basic techniques for patient handling and treatment. The skills you will learn will be the foundation for your future graduate-level learning.
Gain multiple mentors in multiple therapy disciplines and maintain those relationships for a lifetime.
Easily request strong recommendations from mentors to submit in the application process.
Earn money towards fees and expenses associated with applying to several therapy programs.
Stand out as a passionate student that is willing to go the extra mile and do work related to your desired field of interest.
These are just a few benefits of my own real-life experience on my journey on the Path to Acceptance. There are many awesome jobs that are relevant and beneficial positions to hold prior to applying for graduate therapy programs. I have a list of over 10 job titles in my custom admission packages that are great routes that lead to standing out, gaining skills and receiving perks.