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July 02, 2018

Finding Job Satisfaction and Success by Changing Careers

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Jason Miller worked in sales for 15 years before he decided the time was right to pursue his interest in the field of health and well being. He chose to enroll in the Associate of Applied Science in Physical Therapy Assistant program at South University, Cleveland, as a result of the support and availability of the staff and faculty, availability of night classes, and flexible scheduling options that fit his needs.

It’s a choice that Jason is very glad he made. "Without my education, I couldn't have changed careers," he says. "South University pushed me hard - to the limits of my mental capacity - and that brought out the best in me."

Several months before graduating with his associate’s degree in 2017, Jason secured a position at Allied Integrative Health & Wellness as a Therapy Aide. After he earned his degree and license, he was promoted to Physical Therapist Assistant. He stayed with Allied Integrative Health & Wellness until January 2018, when he accepted his current role as a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant for Encore Rehabilitation, one of the nation's largest contract therapy providers.

Through Encore Rehabilitation, Jason works at Avenue at Aurora, a post-hospital rehabilitation and skilled nursing care facility, where he assists physical therapists in carrying out the prescribed plan of care for numerous patients. While Jason hopes to work his way up to a managerial role, he wants to maintain his hands-on work with patients.

For those who follow in his footsteps to take the leap to pursue their passion, Jason believes that his success has been a result of hard work and dedication. He advises, "There will be times where you want to quit. Stick with it and the sacrifices will pay off."

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