hey just thought I’d let you know I searched “questions to ask during a pt interview” and your article came up. I thought I remembered your name and sure enough you’re on my followers list! The article was a great read and very reassuring :D I’m surprised I haven’t followed you earlier, but I definitely will now! Thanks for helping out your fellow PT’s to be.

Glad I can help! Good luck on your PT journy, Fishie! Advertisements

My PTA Story

A thorough look into one SPTA’s story. Although I’ve learned about PTA’s, I so far haven’t had the chance to work with one. This is a good look at what they’re schooling is like:

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I’ve gotten tons of emails asking questions about my PTA program specifically, and also general questions about being a student. I’d like to take some time to address some of the questions about my program here.

As for my program, they do not use a lottery system. I know a lot of programs…

My PTA Story

Hello! I’ve recently come across your blog and I amazed at your work. I am interested in becoming a PT as well, but I am currently discouraged at the pricing of schools and my grades for certain prerequisites. I’ve read (so far in your blog) that personality and experience are important during interviews. In your experience, do you think grades are what catch interviewers eyes based on applications? Any information would help for an aspiring PT. Thanks, and good luck!

Thanks for the kind words! Each school has different standards and ways of handling grades. While some schools throw out applications below a certain GPA, others are more inclined to look at the applicant as a whole. Is it possible for you to retake some of those classes? Is there an important reason why those… Continue reading Hello! I’ve recently come across your blog and I amazed at your work. I am interested in becoming a PT as well, but I am currently discouraged at the pricing of schools and my grades for certain prerequisites. I’ve read (so far in your blog) that personality and experience are important during interviews. In your experience, do you think grades are what catch interviewers eyes based on applications? Any information would help for an aspiring PT. Thanks, and good luck!

Hello, I just found your blog today and I just want to say thank you. Reading your blog just really encouraged me more to pursue being a physical therapist. I’ve been doubting myself and my abilities, but after going through your posts I just feel more confident about my choice. So thank you so much for giving us your insight in this whole process.

Thanks for the compliment; I’m so glad I was able to encourage you so much! Good luck on your physical therapy journey and feel free to ask if you have any questions along the way.

The 100 Best Jobs – US News Careers

Physical therapy is ranked #7 overall and #5 in healthcare by US News on their Best Jobs for 2014 list. PT was noted for being a growing field with low stress and high flexibility. I think sometimes people can get a little carried away with rankings, but I’ve also never met a PT who didn’t love their job.
U.S. News’s job rankings for this year’s best occupations overall, based on their hiring prospects, unemployment rates, salaries, and job satisfaction. The top jobs include software developer, computer systems analyst and dentist.

The 100 Best Jobs – US News Careers

Hi Jasmine- I was wondering if you have any advice about shadowing/ volunteering a PT before applying to school. I’ve found the experiences I’ve had to be somewhat uncomfortable and awkward. I don’t want to overstep boundaries by asking too many questions or jumping in and talking to patients but I also don’t want to come across uninterested!

My advice would be to get as much experience as possible in more than one type of setting (inpatient and outpatient). I went into that in a previous blog post, which you can find here. I also have some advice for how to find a place to shadow here. If you feel awkward while shadowing,… Continue reading Hi Jasmine- I was wondering if you have any advice about shadowing/ volunteering a PT before applying to school. I’ve found the experiences I’ve had to be somewhat uncomfortable and awkward. I don’t want to overstep boundaries by asking too many questions or jumping in and talking to patients but I also don’t want to come across uninterested!