Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Business & FinanceCareers & Employment · 1 decade ago

I'm thinking about going to college to become a physical therapist after High School. Have some questions...

First of all, what is the average pay of a PT? Also, I'm pretty good at spanish. Would minoring in spanish create a boost in pay and make it easier to find a job after HS?

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  • Mary R
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    1 decade ago
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    Good choice for a profession. The average salary in the United states ranges from $30,000 to $70,000 depending on your location as well as whether you specialize in a particular area such as pediatrics, geriatrics, orthopedics, sports medicine, neurology, and cardiopulmonary physical therapy.

    Most physical therapists work 40 hours each week. They may work in hospitals, clinics, and private offices or may treat patients in schools and homes.

    With experience, therapists can become supervisors or directors of departments. With a doctoral degree, physical therapists can also move into research or teaching positions.

    Good luck to you!

  • 4 years ago

    There are NO 4 year colleges with a PTA program. ONLY community colleges have that program. Honestly like the other person said, go for the 4 yr BS in physical therapy. You make 3-4 times as much, PTA really don't make much and have no upward mobility or pay increase.

  • 1 decade ago

    Check the US Dept of Labor's Occupational Outlook Handbook for information

    http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos080.htm

    That's the link directly to the Physical Therapist information page, but if you want to research other occupations you can go to www.bls.gov/oco/

    Good Luck

    Source(s): High School Business Teacher
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