Jiro F 1,066 Views
Joined: Nov 5, '12;
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I'm an OTA student and graduating from Stanbridge College in May of 2013.
I'm glad you posted this question here because there are so many people wondering about the same thing... "LVN or OTA, which one should I be?"The answer to that is IT DEPENDS.
It depends whether or not you know both professions well and how they differ is the first one. If you have done your research and spoke to a few professionals in that field, you would know what will fit you better. Find out from LVNs what their work load is about on a daily basis and same with OTAs. We have LVNs in our class just because they were getting burnt out of the work load and the reason for their switch of career path is because of the "lighter" work load OTAs do.
It depends how you want your Next 5-10 years (or maybe more) to be spent: doing what you love to do or doing something more financially rewarding. I always believe in do what you love as a career and you will "not" work a single day in your life again. Earning money will just take the back seat if it is not giving you much but work burn out rate is much lower.It depends on timing. Now is a good time to be in an OTA program because the time might come that the demand will be low and supply is high, just like with other medical professions.
It depends on your priorities. My friends who are OTAs have work til 2pm or 3pm at skilled nursing facilities. That for me work best because my priority is spending more time with my kids and this type of schedule works best.
Bottomline, if you have all the info and your priorities are set, you will know exactly which path to take.
Best of luck!
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