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What is it like being a physical therapy assistant: Pros, Cons, Salary, Responsibilities?

I'm 33 years old and looking to go into the physical therapy field. I would like to become a physical therapy assistant and am looking into getting a 2 year degree from a DelTech University. I would like to know if it is hard to get a job in this field. The average pay for this position. Also would it be hard to get into this field at my age? Basically I would like to get the pros and cons of this field or any other information you find pertinent. Thanks in advance :)

Asked By: Cody - 1/26/2010
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Most PTAs earn between $35,000-55,000 roughly...very few make more than this. It would not be hard to get into this field...it often appeals to people as a second career for it's relatively short education with a stable income even in a rough economy. There are always second career students in any PT or PTA program... More
Answered By: mistify - 1/27/2010
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If you posess a degree - or any extra qualification - then you'll already be in advace of of the bunch when it comes to looking for careers. My buddy has a degree and he wasn't sure what direction to go with it, but he uncovered some good tips on the site in the resource box below which helped him to settle that he... More
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Answered By: Kamari - 1/26/2010
 
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