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Is it hard to be a physical therapist

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Sendil’s Answer

Because literally 100% of the population, at some point in their life, may need physical therapy, finding a physical therapy job is not that difficult. That being said, just like with anything else, finding your dream job might take some time. But that's with any job.

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Donna’s Answer

It's difficult to interpret your question as to 1) whether or not the schooling is hard to become a PT or 2) is your daily work as a PT "hard" but I will take a stab at both.
1) it is very competitive to get into a PT school after you have finished an undergraduate degree. The pre-requisites of most programs are science-based and you must do well in your undergrad courses to be competitive ...typically a 3.4 or above on average... the higher, the better.
2) PT work can be physically demanding if you work in a hospital or rehabilitation setting. Somewhat less physically demanding in outpatient setting. But, all settings require ingenuity to develop treatment programs and continue to adapt them as your patient progresses (or not). However, PT is very rewarding as you work daily to improve a person's independence or function and decrease their pain.
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Zach’s Answer

If you're looking at studying being hard then yes, it takes a lot of commitment to become a physical therapist. You also have to be patient with the process of becoming one and continue your education throughout your life. Having the personality for it will help with the commitment part. Being able to talk with others while also like treating people will make you become a good therapist. To become one you must complete a 4 year degree at a college or university, then you complete your 3 year doctorate at a selective university or college. Not all colleges offer physical therapy school and it is very hard to get in. Test scores, GPA and specific class grades are determined if you are selected.
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Nydia’s Answer

Is it hard to be a physical therapist....

Well i am 100% straight forward with all of my advice so here goes. To begin with it is not a cake walk. You can no longer obtain a master’s degree in physical therapy as all programs transitioned to a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. That being said. You must start out with a bachelors. After that most schools require the GED proportional to applying to any program along with other prerequisites. Then graduate school. Be prepared to live, breath, eat and sleep bones, muscles, nerves, attachments, insertions, nerves and then how they work. Research is where i tapped out but i have a masters and chose not to transition to a DPT. The pay is not any better dependent on your degree. You could be practicing next to a 30 year profesional with a bachelors degree in PT.

Is it easy to in a job. There are always opènings no matter where you go. It just depends on the setting you prefer to work in. Eg outpatient vs acute vs rehab, etc...

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Bailey’s Answer

I would say it is not necessarily hard to be a physical therapist. It depends on your interpretation of "hard". There is a lot of education and continued education when it comes to being a physical therapist. I would say you have to enjoy what you do in order for physical therapy to not be hard. If you are willing to learn and love what you do then being a physical therapist is not a hard job. To me a hard job is factory work or working in a warehouse doing double shifts and lifting 100 pounds several times a day. This is not that. Physical therapy is more about interaction and mental thinking and improving. It is a medical field, therefore I believe it is hard in its own sense. I would say that it is not about how hard a job is, its more about how rewarding the job is. If you like what you do then you will not consider it a hard job in a sense. Hope this helps with your decision making.
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