“There is no greater joy nor greater reward than to make a fundamental difference in someone's life.”
-Mary Rose McGeady
The Average Person Spends 90,000 Hours at Work Over Their Lifetime
90,000 hours. That’s more than 10 full years. To put it into perspective, the average person spends around 38,000 hours over a lifetime caring for his or her children and only around 3,600 hours volunteering. All of these activities can be deeply rewarding, but we would be remiss to overlook the one that dominates such a large portion of our time, our career.
As a Speech-Language Pathologist or Occupational Therapist you are an active participant in a fulfilling and purposeful career field. You spend meaningful time helping people to communicate functionally and successfully in society, and that is no small feat. But do you actually feel the difference you’re making? Or do you instead find yourself stressed, overworked, and overtired? Do you wish you could spend less time driving, stuck in meetings, and reporting? Perhaps a career as an online SLP or online OT can help give you the balance you need.