Alternative Career Resources For Pediatric Therapists

As the owner of Pink Oatmeal, I get several questions each day.  The one question I didn’t expect to get, but I get on a regular basis is about my job running the website Pink Oatmeal.  I found out there are a lot of other therapists looking to use their backgrounds in physical therapy or occupational therapy outside the clinical setting.  I love what I do as the owner of Pink Oatmeal.   I also love how I’ve been able to connect with pediatric therapists all over the world and learn so much about what they are looking for.   I am passionate that both pediatric physical therapists and pediatric occupational therapists have huge sets of skills that are great not only in the clinic but also outside the clinic.  

Alternative Career Resources For Pediatric Therapists

The alternative career resources for pediatric physical therapists and occupational therapists page is dedicated to providing pediatric therapists with resources that they can explore using their backgrounds and skills beyond the clinic.   This page will be growing as it is a new and upcoming area in the field of pediatric physical therapy and pediatric occupational therapy.  I will add new resources as I find them and as I hear from readers what they are interested in.

Alternative Career Resources Jobs

If you are looking for ideas for non-clinical physical therapy jobs, this blog post is a great resource and list of pros and cons of different non-clinical physical therapy jobs.  

If you are looking for ideas for non-clinical occupational therapy jobs, this blog post is a great resource and list of pros and cons of different non-clinical occupational therapy jobs.  

Alternative Career Resources For Pediatric Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists – Website

The Non-Clinical PT – Although, PT is in the name, this website is really  for all different rehabilitation professionals.   It is super interesting and full of interviews of people who are taking their knowledge in rehabilitation and using it in non-traditional and alternative careers.

Non-Clinical Resume Writing Help For Pediatric Therapists

DIY Career Docs -Have you ever had to write a resume for a job outside of clinical practice or maybe you even want a better resume for clinical practice.  This is a website worth looking at and it is created by a physical therapist! 

Job Starter Packs

Meredith from The Non-Clinical PT has started to put together these cool job starter packs for anyone interested in different career paths using their background as a therapist.  The following links are affiliate links. 

Clinical Liaison –  Maybe working as a clinical liaison for pediatric families and patients or even adults is a direction that you are looking to go.  This starter pack is here to help you get started.  

Included in this pack

  • An ATS-compliant sample clinical/rehab liaison resume (.docx format, editable so you can plug in your own info).
  • A sample clinical/rehab liaison cover letter (.docx format, editable so you can plug in your own info)
  • An interview prep pack with questions you’ll likely be asked in an interview (as well as additional questions you can ask to learn more about the role).
  • A bonus sheet with the 23 most common job titles for clinical liaison roles, which you can enter in Indeed, LinkedIn, Glassdoor, and more when you’re searching for clinical liaison jobs!

Utilization Reviewer – In this role you could be reviewing documentation from other pediatric therapists and even therapists that work with adults.  Many times this job will allow for work at home options as well. 

Included in the pack

  • An ATS-compliant sample utilization review resume (.docx format, editable so you can plug in your own info).
  • A sample utilization review cover letter (.docx format, editable so you can plug in your own info)
  • An interview prep pack with questions you’ll likely be asked in an interview (as well as additional questions you can ask to learn more about the role).
  • A bonus sheet with the 26 most common job titles for utilization review roles, which you can enter in indeed, LinkedIn, Glassdoor, and more when you’re searching for utilization review jobs!

Dealing With Burnout

As in many job settings burnout can be something that pediatric physical and occupational therapists face.  Joy.Energy.Time is a podcast and website created by an occupational therapist to help you fight burnout if it is something that you are fighting in the profession.  

Joy. Energy Time – This website focuses on burnout in the healthcare profession and is created by an occupational therapist.  It is important we focus on self-care in the health care field. 

Pediatric Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Alternative Career Podcasts

PT Outside The Box – This podcast takes a look at different rehabilitation professionals that have taken their knowledge to use it in careers outside of the traditional clinic or school settings.

Burnt Out to Lit Up Podcast – Focusing on taking care of yourself as a health care professional.

Pediatric Therapist Alternative Career Courses

The following courses are designed especially for pediatric physical therapists and occupational therapists.  The blogging course is free and is a step by step course on how to have a website up and running today.

The non-clinical careers course (affiliate link) is a GOLD MINE of information on getting started on a non-clinical or non-traditional career path using your background as a physical therapist or occupational therapist.  The course is put together by my friend Meredith from the Non-Clinical PT.  It is meant for all rehabilitation professionals.  It is full of good information.  I was able to get a discount for my readers for this course and you can save $50 when you go through my link! 

Therapy Blogging 101– This course is coming soon from myself and friend Meredith from the non-clinical PT.  We both have full time careers running our blogs.  My blog has a pediatric focus!  Click on the link to learn more! 

Bash The Burnout -From Joy.Energy.Time this course examines healthcare provider burnout and best practices for both the individual professionals and healthcare organizations to reduce and prevent it.   Use the coupon code PINKOAT10 and save! 

Debt Free Strategy – Not necessarily a continuing education course, but a course most therapists could really benefit from.  With the huge amount of debt that many therapy professionals have taken on that may be limiting them in their career choices.  

Wellness For The Pediatric Physical Therapist or Occupational Therapist

In many practice acts wellness is discussed as a part of physical therapy or occupational therapy practice.   Yet, the lines still seem to be blurred and a bit gray as this area grows and the internet and service offerings grow.  

Wellness PT Society – This is a new website and Facebook group dedicated to discussing wellness topics in the area of physical therapy.  

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