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what is the difference between an orthopedic nurse and a physical therapist? Is nursing a good job?

Answers from nurses or PTs are most appreciated. What is the difference in job duties, pay, hours, opportunities? Aside from this, is nursing a good job to get into compared to PT? I heard good and bad about nursing.. I just want to make sure I get the right info... Is it true that all nurses have to train how to deal with human corpse and clean up after their patients when they go to the washroom or bathe the patients?

Asked By: Ashlie - 12/13/2008
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They are both good jobs. National average salary for PTs is about $66,000 and RN is about $10,000 less...but depends highly on your level of education, setting and shift your work... More
Answered By: mistify - 12/16/2008
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i am neither a nurse nor a physical therapist, but i can say that physical therapy requires more education that is considerably more difficult as well. opportunities are excellant in both fields. you can make more money as a physical therapist especially if you head your own firm. usually physical therapists have... More
Answered By: rexx0046 - 12/13/2008
 
nursings the way to go. although i dont feel like talking about why id rather keep my good job a secret.
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