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Educational Therapy Jobs in Kentucky

If you live in the state of Kentucky and are considering a possible career as an educational therapist, then you'll be happy to know that there are a wide variety of positions open all throughout the state. In fact, even in these troubled economic times, there are more than enough job openings for qualified professionals in the field. Kentucky has a very limited number of educational therapists, therefore those who possess the right combination of education and experience are virtually guaranteed immediate employment. Obviously then, there is no better time than the present for Kentucky residents to take the steps necessary to reach their career goals.

Of course, the very first step that must be taken is to figure out just what those career goals are. Within the field of behavioral therapy, there are a wide variety of jobs that individuals can do. Each of these jobs will have its own specific requirements as they pertain to education and other factors. Therefore, it's important to have a good idea of the job you would like to have before you start down any kind of educational or training path. This will ensure that you choose your actions wisely and that you don't unnecessarily waste valuable time or money.

In order to help you start thinking about the job you might possibly like to have in the field, we have compiled a list of the most common ways in which educational therapists work in the state of Kentucky. Be aware, however, that this list is not at all comprehensive. There are many other jobs out there, so if you can't find the one that matches up with your career goals on this list, don't despair; there are plenty of other jobs out there just waiting to be done by a person like you!

Private Practice Educational Therapists:

By far, the vast majority of educational therapists working in Kentucky work in private practices. These practices may be owned by another professional in the field, a group of professionals, or they may even be the therapist's own private practice. These therapists tend to be the most highly paid, and they often set their own hours and rates. The goal of educational therapists working in private settings is to help their clients achieve education success by overcoming learning problems or disabilities. They are typically responsible for diagnosing patients, creating a plan of action to help solve or ease their problems, and carrying out that plan, making adjustments as necessary.

School System Educational Therapists:

Coming in a close second in commonality to private practice educational therapists are school system educational therapists. These professionals work within the school system and may be assigned to one particular school, a particular district, or even a whole county. In some cases, they may even be assigned to work for schools throughout the entire state. Their overall goal is to create school environments that are conducive to all learners, even and especially those with learning disabilities or problems that must be overcome.

Learning Center Educational Therapists:

Today, more and more educational therapists are choosing to branch out and work for privately owned learning centers. These learning centers may operate on their own, or they may be affiliated with another organization, such as a college or university. These therapists will work with individuals who have been recommended to the center or who have chosen to come of their own accord. The goal is for the therapist to find and/or help solve or better educational problems or leaning difficulties that the clients may be experiencing. This job can often be done by those with lower level educational degrees.