Well, after a trip to the hospital for a mini-stroke and some speaking to nurses etc etc.. I have began questioning wether or not I am on the right track. Right now Im a 19 year old sophomore at Grand Valley in Michigan.. currently a Health Professions major.. which is essentially their undergrad to get health majors to grad school.
Well.. Im looking to get my Doctor of Phys. Therapy degree.. however after looking at salaries, I am questioning that. I read median salary is around $75K, which, although good, is a little below what I would like to make(not to sound like a spoiled bitch).
I was also talking to a nurse. She mentioned the massive shortage in nursing, not to mention that a nurse anesthetist can make $120K+. Also, through research, I saw a sports med physician is making median $250K... now.. I know the schooling is much more rigorous. However, I have a few questions.
First off.. can a PT specialize beyond just a licensed Doc of PT to increase pay into six figures? I see some PTs walking around that are loaded, however it seems that most therapists are making slightly above average pay. I was also looking at possibly a specialized Physician's assistant in the realm of orthopaedics or sports medicine, if at all possible. I just can't find many pay statistics associated with this specialization.
Anyone here with stories, salary facts, etc about sports med, PT or specialized PT, or maybe specilized PAs?
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