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Who would be a good candidate for this program?
Ideal candidates have a passion for working with, and improving the quality of, life of people with disabilities. They may have disabilities themselves, and they may already work in these fields:
- Adapted physical activity
- Assistive technology advocate or resource specialist
- Biomedical/biomechanical development
- Educational settings
- Educational/vocational counseling
- Engineering and/or manufacturing
- Government rehabilitation agencies
- Health care administration
- Human resources, including Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance
- Independent living centers
- Information technology in the public and private sectors
- Kinesiology, physical fitness and or athletics
- Medical instrument supply
- Medical manufacturing
- Occupational therapy
- Pharmaceutical research
- Physical therapy
- Recreational therapy
- Rehabilitation counseling
- Social Work
- Special education
- Speech-language pathology
What kinds of jobs might I get upon graduation?
After graduation, in addition to the fields above, you could also work in these areas:
- AT position, in the fields of:
- Special Education
- Speech and Language
- Working for Assistive Technology vendors
- Working with Occupational and Physical Therapists
- Conducting full AT assessments and working on IEP teams
- Working in Technology and Networking related fields for Access and Accessibility purposes
Where else can I get information about AT and the resources available in California?
For additional questions and answers, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.