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Occupational therapists help people of all ages to fully engage in their daily lives, from their work and recreation to activities of daily living like getting dressed, cooking, eating and driving. Not only is the position flexible, but it is also growing. Check out these reasons to consider becoming an occupational therapist.

Occupational therapists can work with any age demographic

Occupational therapy can apply to everyone at any stage of life! If you ever get bored with your position or the hours you’re working, you can always look into a different area or specialty of practice or care.

You can choose to focus on pediatrics, geriatrics, or encompass treating all ages.

Pediatric therapists will typically follow a teachers schedule and might have summers off; however, if you prefer to avoid younger patients, you can obtain a position that focuses solely on the older demographic.

All of the different types of treatment settings is another major benefit of this career choice!

Occupational therapy has a high job satisfaction

Working to restore functional independence to those that have had it taken away, is one of the most rewarding feelings in the world. Not only is it rewarding, but can be extremely influential as well, particularly to our patients receiving our care.

As an Occupational Therapist, you make a difference in people’s lives. You are serving the humanity and this feeling gives you inner peace and immense satisfaction.

There is a huge demand for occupational therapy

The first and foremost benefit of being an occupational therapist is the availability of tremendous job opportunities. Due to this, graduates in this field don’t face many difficulties in finding a job. As per the report of the Bureau of Labor and statistics, it is anticipated that from 2014 to 2024, there would be a growth of 27 percent in the career outlook for occupational therapists in the United States of America.

Occupational therapy is always evolving

Occupational therapy is an evolving profession that applies to everyone and all aspects of life.

With the evolution of 3D printing, there has been a new and emerging trend for 3D printed splints for hand therapy and burn treatment. 3D printing can also play a role in assisting with functional prosthesis training.

With modifications of inclusion classrooms, playgrounds, and sports, occupational therapists are the ones making it all possible. Occupational therapy has a deep root in emerging trends and is always taking an active role in innovation.

As the title itself, “Travel Nurse” says it all – many travel nurses are committed to relocating and traveling to the next open hospital as a part of their lifestyle. In the process of travel, commuting, and spending time acclimating to a new location, the process CAN in fact be enjoyable – and even inspirational. Through the modern advances of technology in passion-driven communities, podcasts have emerged as an avenue for not only entertainment, but for educational, motivational, and promotional purposes. Communities are now able to access any type of learning and growth experience at the palm of their hands in the midst of traveling and commuting to and from.

The latest platforms of podcasts are elevating the means of multitasking and inspiring the world to continue their pursuit of their industries – such as travel nursing. Nurses, and even more particularly, travel nurses, are able to access a variety of Travel Nursing podcasts to grow their passion at the convenience of their busy schedules and traveling.

Below are the 5 Best Travel Nursing Podcasts to Listen to While Traveling:

1. “The Truth About Travel Nursing”

“The Truth About Travel Nursing” is a podcast series created by Kyle Schmidt, a travel nurse expert, and founder of the Travel Nursing site, BluePipes. Through is expertise of travel RN and passion for career coaching, Kyle explores the topics of Travel Nursing and the means of navigating the nursing career, housing, contracts, pay, and more. This podcast allows travel nurses to navigate their own means of managing and developing their own nursing careers.

2. “Your Next Shift: A Nursing Podcast”

“Your Next Shift: A Nursing Podcast” is presented by Elizabeth Scala, a nursing enthusiast whose goal is to continue to ignite the passion behind nursing and motivate nurses to continue in their career paths. Engaging the nursing community, Elizabeth provides insight to creating the best mindsets and practices as a nurse to produce their best work possible in the healthcare industry.

3. “Insights in Nursing”

“Insights in Nursing” is a podcast created for travel nurses and nurses to attain a variety of advice on unspoken nursing topics and questions. Hosted by Jamie Davis, a medical educator and host of another great podcast, “The Nursing Show; Jamie provides travel nurses the insight behind the reality of nursing and the healthcare system.

4. “The Nurse Keith Show”

“The Nurse Keith Show” is another reputable podcast produced by holistic career coach, Keith Carlson. Exploring the modern advances of the 21st century nurses, Keith provides advice and inspirational development to staying up-to-date with the latest nursing careers. This podcast is for nurses or travel nurses who are looking to excel in their career paths by picking apart the key elements for achieving the highest success and creating a satisfying nursing career.

5. “Sawbones”

The podcast, “Sawbones” is an entertaining nursing podcast that investigates the historical practices of medicine over the years that lead to modern medicine. This podcast is a comedic angle on learning more about the advances of modern medicine, along with the past horrors of the variety of odd techniques doctors would practice. This is a great educational and entertaining podcast laying out the history of outdated medicine and shocking stories before the new age of modern medicine.

With the ever changing industry of healthcare, and the evolving technological advances of modern platforms, the Travel Nursing industry can be an inspirational, and continual growth to superseding modern health and medicine. While on the road to travel, nurses have the ability to access educational podcasts to continue the growth of passion in the industry. Want to start traveling nurses? Head over to the website to get started!

This week, we’d like you to meet Mark Coffin! Mark Coffin is a Physician Relations Manager here at KPG Healthcare and a great one at that! Mark is one of those people that makes coming to work everyday a breeze in the park, so we thought we’d give you the chance to get to know him like we do!

Here are some fun facts about Mark Coffin:

What’s your favorite thing about being a healthcare recruiter?

I love how unique the healthcare recruiting world is. There are new challenges and solutions on a daily basis!

 

What differentiates KPG?

Obviously- We’re the locals! Nobody knows the West Coast and what it has to offer better than us!

 

Tell us your favorite memory from being a part of the KPG team?

It’s too difficult to single out one event, but every time our team gets together outside of the office, my face is sore from excessive laughter.

 

Tell us about a Provider  that made a difference in your life.

I won’t name drop, but a certain medical director of a group based in Southern California took time out of his busy schedule to discuss a potential partnership between our companies. During these discussions, he was willing to educate me on aspects of Hospital Medicine from a Business perspective, and the knowledge has been extremely useful since. Thanks Dr. ******!

 

What, in your opinion, can an applicant do to stand out?

I personally love unique CV’s. When I see one that visually stands out amongst the masses, I’m much more likely to think of that applicant in the immediate future.

 

Where’s your favorite place to travel?

The desert! I’m always interested in a trip to Joshua Tree.

 

Let’s talk food. What’s your favorite cuisine?

My favorite is always changing, but I’m definitely craving Mac & Cheese at this very moment.


We’re craving Mac & Cheese right now too, Mark! We love showing off our awesome KPG Recruiters and hearing about their favorite parts of their job makes us want to jump up and down!

We’ll catch you next time. Until then, make sure to keep up with us on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter!

The KPG Healthcare Team