Beattie: ‘I wanted a career where I could make a difference’

CHICAGO —Wendy Beattie, CPO, FAAOP, program director at Eastern Michigan University, said she was drawn to O&P because she loves working with her hands.

“I always wanted a career where I could make a difference,” Beattie told O&P News at the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium. “I tell prospective students … it is rewarding on every level — it is financially rewarding, it is intellectually rewarding and it is emotionally rewarding.”

Beattie also counted the people who work in O&P as one of the profession’s greatest assets.

“The bonus is that the people who are in the field are some of my favorite people in the world,” she said.

Disclosure: Beattie reports no relevant financial disclosures.

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