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Is Physical Therapist Assistant a good job?

I'm thinkin about changing my major to that instead of Ultrasound Tech because it seems like better job security in the area I live. Also it sounds like something I would like to do. Any advice or tips about that sort of job would be great. Thanks. :) I've read that to be a physical therapist you have to get your masters and I wasn't really liking that idea, what makes the assistant job so bad??

Asked By: Stephanie - 5/13/2010
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there is nothing wrong with being a PTA. It is a 2 year AAS degree. PT is a 7 year graduate degree. From the national PT association... More
Answered By: Mary - 5/14/2010
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I'd say forget assistant and go straight to physical therapist.
Answered By: m173627 - 5/13/2010
 
Well, Physical Therapist is a good job. PT assistant is not.
Answered By: Rick B - 5/13/2010
 
For general career info: http://www.bls.gov/oco and can search 'physical therapist assistants', 'diagnostic medical sonographers' or such... More
Answered By: jannsody - 5/13/2010
 
Actually to be a PT is a bachelors degree, a PTA is an associates degree. There are Master and PHD degrees in the field , but one must crawl before they can walk. Check out your states PTA association and local colleges.
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Answered By: livelaughlearngrow - 5/13/2010
 
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