I was just wondering what you all thought about OT and SLP versus Nursing. If you could go back, would you go to either of the fields? Why or why not?
I'm at the stage in school where I still have a choice about which path I follow, and I guess I'm just having second thoughts about nursing the more I'm exposed to the reality of the career.
Thank you all so much!
PTAs have a minimum of either a 2 or 4 year degree.
PTs, with Masters and DPT, operate like a business. They know their profession could also fall out of favor and they must again find a path to bring in the money for their company or hospital. They have so far been successful to some degree even when funding has been cut to some of their services. They take measures for job security rather than waiting for something to happen which was foreseeable and then complain.
PT also has controlled the supply with the higher entry level education. Both OTA and PTA (assistants) require the same if not higher education than RNs with similar base education before specializing. Of course when demand is high for any profession, they can also reap the benefits. Many RNs made, and still do make, great money in some places working agency, PRN and had the benefits of traveling as a nurse.
Last edit by GreyGull on Sep 25, '10