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I can get away with about just as much slacking as I did in undergrad.
And it’s definitely not as hard as law school seems to be for my boyfriend.
So maybe that means the worst is yet to come.
Who knows. I just needed to get that out there where I wouldn’t feel like I was going to be immediately hated by my classmates.
That’s annoying that they lead you on like that. Between you and your classmates, is it difficult to find a job as a new grad?
I should say that I haven’t been looking for jobs as hard as I could, what with illness and studying getting in the way. So it isn’t the end of the world and I am sure I will find a good job.
Right now things are up in the air with my classmates. Some of them are starting to get jobs, some of them aren’t. It’s a bit difficult to be certain now that we aren’t seeing each other every day, so instead I have to rely on Facebook posts. Honestly, I would guess that maybe 1/4th - 1/3rd of my class have jobs right now.
Of course, finding a Physical Therapy job after graduation is really dependent on a bunch of factors:
1. Location - It’s more difficult to get a job in a big city like Atlanta than it is out in the boonies. There’s more competition because people want to be close to interesting things. There are advantages to being outside a city, though. In some cases you’ll get paid more. It really comes down to where you want to live.
2. Environment - The type of PT job you want has a huge impact on the chances of being hired. You’ll have a tougher time getting work in outpatient ortho than you would in a SNF (Skilled Nursing Facility (Nursing Home (Sad Factory))). Of course, the pay is better in a SNF because not many want to work in that setting.
3. Moral “Willingness” - This is an odd one. It is a lot easier to get hired by employers that are unethical. A POP (Physician-Owned Practice (Carnival of Douches)) will gladly pay you a six-figure salary if you give up your morals and treat way too many patients under their strict watch. Or would you rather be employed by a company that will overwork you because they care more about profits than they do the patients? Or would you like to learn from a weird old man who knows a mystical spine technique with a 100% success rate?
Sadly, I have run into all three of these situations and have declined each of them.
4. Time Applying - As it gets closer to the boards exam, more and more jobs will be making decisions about who they are hiring. No employer wants to go through the process of hiring a new grad and then learning they failed their boards. So instead they wait. Once you’re licensed, it’s far easier to get a job. I’m still waiting to hear back from a couple jobs I interviewed at two months ago. Or they hired someone and didn’t tell me. WHATEVS.
Hope that helped.
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ahealthypurpose asked: how would you recommend me asking administrations of various PT schools about my potential future with their school? I'm somewhat struggling in school (as a junior) and don't have the GPA to apply after I graduate. No matter what I want to be a PT and I want to make sure that's still possible. I'm sorry if this questions is a bit unclear
Talk to the schools, explain your situation and ask what they think your best course of action would be to strengthen your application. Also, if you could kick the GRE’s ass that would probably work in your favor as well. :)