Any Physical Therapists here??

mrsklem14

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I just started college in January and I have been pondering about what I want to be. I am interested in helping people, and I have a lot of patience. I was looking into career after career and Physical Therapist just stuck. I'm wondering if any of you are one, and how do you like it? How's the pay? And how many years of school did it take you?Thanks!
 

Alirae87

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May 8, 2008
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NW Indiana
I'm not a physical therapist, but from what i understand the pay is pretty good. I'm a nursing student right now, and I work in home health care (clerical stuff) and the physical therapists that work for us do pretty well. :smile:
 

PagePT11

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Jan 3, 2009
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I'm in PT school. On average most schools take about 3 years, or 2 and a half years, and that's for a DPT. I really like it so far, I wouldn't say that it's easy, but definitely going to be worth it in the long run.
 

winkwinx

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Sep 10, 2007
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Hello im a physical therapist. It took me 5 years in school but I studied abroad. PT pays good.. even with recession, I still get job offers everywhere. YOu have a lot of choices on which setting you want to work in- hospitals, schools, outpatient clinics, nursing homes or if you want to do homehealth. Hope this helps!
 

twin53

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my niece is a PT she has her masters degree so it was 6 years. she has never had a problem finding a job.