Sample career plan

Career goal:

To become a Physical Therapy Assistant (assist physical therapists in providing treatments and procedures)

Requirements:

  • Training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience or an associate’s degree.  Some require a bachelor’s degree.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Being able to monitor and assess situations
  • Time management
  • Service oriented
  • Learn strategies and procedures quickly and precisely
  • Writing skills

Current skills and interests:

  • Summer work for ABC Nursing Facility and Rehab
  • Volunteer at XYZ Special Learning Center
  • Served as class vice-president for 3 years
  • High school biology courses-4.0 grade point average
  • High school geometry and algebra classes-3.75 grade point average
  • High school speech and debate class-3.80 grade point average
  • Played basketball/softball throughout junior high/high school

Plan to reach career goal:

  • Associates degree: LMN State Technical College
  • Work directly with PT at ABC Nursing Facility and Rehab
  • Complete two 40-hour observation sessions of physical therapy
  • Job experience:
    • Continue as a volunteer at XYZ Special Learning Center
    • Work directly with PT at ABC Nursing Facility