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4 Medical Careers That Pay Off (and You Can Learn in Under 2 Years)

4 Medical Careers That Pay Off (and You Can Learn in Under 2 Years)

by SJVC on January 14, 2020

When most people consider pursuing a medical career, they think it takes several years of school before they can start working. That’s not always the case. In fact, there are medical careers that offer decent pay and often take less than 2 years of college to earn an associate degree. Surgical Technologists Surgical Technologists assist in surgical

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Amy Devours Occupational Therapy Assistant SJVC

Occupational Therapy career attracts a very specific personality profile

by Nyla on October 29, 2019

Having a strong interest in the medical field’s physical therapy arena is not enough to forge a successful career as an Occupational Therapy Assistant. There are other, more important components, that predict a good match. “There are subtle differences in personalities of Physical Therapists compared to Occupational Therapists/Occupational Therapy Assistants (OTA),” says Amy Deavours, faculty

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Occupational Therapy Assistant vs. Physical Therapist Assistant: What’s the Difference?

by SJVC on September 5, 2019

Are you considering pursuing a career as either an occupational therapy assistant or physical therapist assistant? These two professions actually share many similarities. Both are currently in-demand and can command a decent salary, according to statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)¹. So let’s take a closer look to see which of these life-improving

Posted in Fresno / Occupational Therapy Assistant

OTA assisting patient

SJVC’s Fresno campus to offer in-demand Occupational Therapy Assistant program

by Nyla on July 29, 2019

Editor’s Note: This post was updated on September 9, 2019 regarding the SJVC Occupational Therapy Assistant program’s accreditation status. San Joaquin Valley College is pleased to launch an Occupational Therapy Assistant program on its Fresno campus, giving Central Valley residents easy access to training for this popular and in-demand career choice. “I expect to have

Posted in Fresno / News and Events / Occupational Therapy Assistant