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Anonymous Post - Question and Answer with Dr. Mike Chua 

Do you have questions about finding your alternative career? 

Dr. Mike answers common questions that you have when finding your alternative career. 

In this episode: 
06:10 – QOTD “I used to say, ‘I sure hope things will change.’ Then I learned that the only way things are going to change for me is when I change.” – Jim Rohn 
07:35 – Question: Should I consider the offer to work remotely for a company who offered half my pay (as a PTA) or should I keep looking? 
09:00 – When God humbles you down that is the time you step up. – Dr. Mike 
11:10 -- Question: I have been offered a position with a local hospital as a case management assistant – helping with discharge placement and trying to get things approved by insurance. Currently in the hospital’s College of Nursing and I think it is time for something different. The only downside is the pay, it will be $10/hour less than what I’m currently making. Any advice? 
11:55 – Work on a job and you will make a living. Work on yourself and you will make a fortune. 
13:20 – Question: Looking for someone to help with interview preparation. Got 2 interviews for at least 3 awesome positions for the past 6 months but cannot seem to go any further. 
13:55 – Do not take it personally. 
14:30 – The more rejections you get, the closer you get to the goal. 
14:40 – F.A.I.L – First Attempt in Learning. 
16:40 – It is important to do self-assessment. 
21:05 – Question: In terms of job opportunities, does it matter if you have a Certified Dementia Practitioner or a Certified Dementia Specialist Credential? A COTA with a certification coming up by end of March and her long-term goal is a Geriatric Case Manager.  
22:05 – The goal when getting certifications is to use it to your advantage. 
25:30 – It is important to learn how to find multiple strings of income. 
27:05 – Question: Has anyone revamped their resume so that it can be used for either therapy or non-therapy job? Do you have an example of how to revamp it? 
27:50 – Question: What certification do you recommend to transition from being a PT to assisted living administrative position? 
32:40 – Question: Has anyone in the group take a side gig or transitioned into a real estate mortgage property realm? Would you recommend it? 
39:55 – Question: Experiencing a healthcare and terrified to make another career change especially that she is only 6 months into her current job. What to do? 
43:15 – Remember the 3 P’s. 
46:30 – Always remember the word FAST. 

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About the author 

Dr Michael Chua PT, DPT

Dr Michael Chua is a physical therapist practising in Home Health, Skilled Nursing Facilities and Acute Care Hospital. His clinical interest involves pain management, geriatrics and dementia management. He enjoys treating patients and bringing out the best in them using positive treatment approaches, his dynamic work setting in a rural area provides an opportunity to treat a wide range from geriatrics to orthopaedics.

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