PT vs. PTA

I am trying to decide whether to be a physical therapist or a physical therapist assitant. Could you please tell me some of the biggest differences between the two positions? One of my biggest concerns is that the physical therapist mainly does evaulations and deals with the political side of the job, where as the physical therapist assitant does most of the hands on work. Is this true for most situations? Also, I want to work in an orthopedic/sports setting. Would I have a better chance of working in an orthopedic atmosphere as a PT or a PTA or is there no difference? Thank you so much for your help.

Posted By Renee on September 04, 2008 at 09:38:06:

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