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  • #608533

    zeena.kasta
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    Is Occupational Therapy a suitable career path for a frum Jewish woman?

    #936017

    realtalk
    Member

    very- except everyone seems to be learning some kind of therapy so there is an overabundance of therapists out there

    #936018

    There are maybe four or five acceptable jobs for Jewish women.

    1. Housewife

    2. Homemaker

    3. Stay at home mother

    4. Raising children

    5. (B’doichek) Stay at home housemakerwife.

    #936019

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    Rav Pam ztz”l advised against OT or PT. ST was fine.

    #936020

    realtalk
    Member

    How is OT or PT different than nursing?

    #936021

    bentch
    Participant

    Why’d Rav Pam advise against it??

    #936022

    please investigate OT before you jump in. It is an incredibly tedious, unnecessarily difficult program with a kind of a ridiculuos premise. Please ask around those that are in it and give it serious thought. It is also more time consuming that any other program I have seen with unreasonable academic demands and very little direction from the faculty. I know many people in this field because of the nature of my job and most of them are extremely unhappy they chose it. The money after you finish is good, but… I guess to me personally such torture is not worth it especially if you have a family or plan to have one. Hatzlacha!

    #936023

    cv
    Participant

    There are maybe four or five acceptable jobs for Jewish women.

    1. Housewife

    2. Homemaker

    3. Stay at home mother

    4. Raising children

    5. (B’doichek) Stay at home housemakerwife.

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    And if husband all day in kollel, who supports the family?

    #936024

    sharp
    Member

    Veltz:

    I hope you’re joking.

    #936025

    Torah613Torah
    Participant

    It’s fairly obvious he’s joking…

    #936026

    I would say that you need to find a career that would make you happy, and fit in with your schedule/ family life. Medical billing does not pay a lot, but I know two people who do it and they say that the companies that they work for did not require them to get a certificate, so they just learned everything on the job. However, since you will probably need to work for more than 20 hours a week to support a family (they only had work four hours a day, and then they had like three other jobs to make ends meet), you might want to consider other careers like being a substitute teacher, secretary at a school, or things like that.

    #936027

    MorahRach
    Member

    Veltz .. Love it!

    I have a number of friends who just finished SP school and they are very excited to begin working. I will tell you however that they have consistently been full time students and just graduated at age 24-25. Same goes for PT. Teaching is great, there is also a significant amount of schooling involved. Special Ed is a great career path for a Jewish woman, but you will need atleast 1 masters degree.

    #936028

    akuperma
    Participant

    The ideal situation is for the wife to be a homemaker and the husband to learn all day. For those of us without independently wealthy parents, it becomes necessary to work for a living.

    Frum women have always worked outside the family. While some jobs are prohibited to women (most of which we can’t discusses on YWN), the real issue is how much a woman wants to work outside the home, can she arrange childcare (very easy if her sister or sister-in-law is available to babysit), etc. Beyond that, everything depends on what she wants to do. As with anyone else, making a lot on money usually results in long hours, risk taking and hard work. Whether it is worthy it is an individual choice. Running a small business out of the house is easier than being a vice-president of a Wall Street investment bank, but it brings in a lot smaller income.

    #936029

    yentapesha
    Member

    What about accounting? Is that a well paying, suitable job for a jewish mother?

    #936031

    🐵 ⌨ Gamanit
    Participant

    yentapesha- a job has to be suitable to the personality. I personally would find accounting pretty boring… My mother is a computer programmer, and I find that boring too. I need a job with more action.

    #936032

    yentapesha
    Member

    100%, the question posed here wasnt about personal opinions. Rather, is it suitable in hashkafa & flexibilty & pay… for a jewish mother?

    #936033

    🐵 ⌨ Gamanit
    Participant

    Then did your post answer or just suggest another option? Personally, I think OT is a great career option as there is so much you can do with it. My mother keeps telling me that I should go for it… I’m still considering my options.

    #936034

    realtalk
    Member

    How about nursing or nutrition

    #936035

    🐵 ⌨ Gamanit
    Participant

    Nursing might not be a great idea- there are a lot of frum nurses looking for jobs. Nutritionists are in demand, so if you do psychology and nutrition together you could make a decent parnassah.

    #936036

    rebdoniel
    Member

    Physician Assistant

    Physical Therapy

    Radiology Technician

    Dietitian/Nutritionist

    Librarian

    #936037

    yehudayona
    Participant

    Snowbunny, substitute teaching is very stressful and pays bupkes.

    Gamanit, you can fill in the blank with virtually anything: “There are a lot of frum ______ looking for jobs.”

    One of the few jobs where demand outstrips supply is oil field workers. Not exactly appropriate for a nice Jewish girl (or boy — not too many minyanim in North Dakota).

    #936038

    oomis
    Participant

    My daughter is an OT, she loved the program (Touro Bayside campus), and has a wonderful job working with little children. She LOVES her job, adn what is mroe, she is able to arrange her work hours so that she is home with her baby by early afternoon (I watch him in the mornings).

    I personally am the old-fashioned lady who believes a woman should stay home with her children. But – realistically int his day and age, that is not always possible or practical, so OT is a very gooed career for a frum young woman who wants the best of voth worlds, especially if she works with youngsters,

    #936039

    springbok007
    Participant

    aptitude testing discerning the core competencies of the person and then using that as a catalyst to bring the next level opportunty into the equation. This should not be treated lightly as the cost of running a household appears to have just left the stratosphere and is in a new dimension. There is help available how to recognize core strengths etc and proceed on a path of caution and potential realizations to where this can go and achieve. There are many eitza gebbers out there who perhaps misguide people. This is a real problem however there are long term solutions that can work in tandem to achieve these goals. There is light at the end of the the tunnel. You must reach out to these persons in order to do that.

    #936040

    I hear that substitute teaching can be stressful and not pay a lot, but it can be a place to start.

    #936041

    sw33t
    Member

    I wouldnt advise anyone to sell themselves short.

    there are plenty of frum mothers, in all fields.

    Although some jobs are more “mom friendly” then others, in my experience I’ve seen women who work in say, accounting, who have very healthy and happy home lives, (since due to the nature of their job they have very regular, scheduled hours), then say a nurse, who often work long, tiring shifts.

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