Are there more job opportunities for physical therapists working with the elderly or with athletes?
In general, there are several settings for PTs to work in. In hospitals and skilled nursing facilities, you work primarily with the elderly ( unless a children's hospital). In outpatient orthopedics, there is a good mix of ages and abilities- some athletes, middle aged and elderly people. I would say there are more jobs in general working with the elderly, but there are jobs in all areas. To only work with athletes would require working for a university, sports team or specialty clinic, and I don't think there are many open jobs for new graduates in these settings. I started out wanting to work with athletes but love my job as a pediatric PT.