To answer these
questions spoke with Occupational Therapist, Tumaini Grey to get a deeper look into the profession of Occupational Therapy.
Specializing in speech
therapy, Grey has been a licensed occupational therapist in the greater Las Vegas area for over 13 year and has experienced, first-hand, what the field encompasses.
Born and raised in Michigan, Grey began her professional life as a registered nurse. After working closely with several of
her patients, an interest in speech therapy sparked. During my time spent off the record with the registered speech therapist she raved about the great deal of diversity that the field
offered. Having now spent 13 years as an occupational therapist she has been exposed to various elements of the job and emphasized the point that every day brought a new
She also emphasized the great deal of flexibility that the career path offered stating “Your career as an OT is what you
make it, if you want to work 20 hours you can work 20 hours, if you want to work 40, you can work 40. It’s really dependent on you and your career goals.” She finds her job rewarding and
humbling and encourages any students looking at physical therapy programs to do some research into occupational therapy as well.
greater than being able to teach someone the skills necessary for them to live a normal life.” – Tumaini