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Physical Therapy vs. Juris Doctorate

transfer84transfer84 Registered User Posts: 48 Junior Member
edited November 2012 in Multiple Degree Programs

Could you please compare for me a doctorate in physical therapy with a juris doctorate (law degree)? Please include difficulty, chances of getting a job after, pay, etc.

Thank you.
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Replies to: Physical Therapy vs. Juris Doctorate

  • bruno14bruno14 Registered User Posts: 1,928 Senior Member
    I would put this in a different forum - this forum is specifically for BS/MD programs, and a degree in physical therapy would not require an MD.
  • RaycmrRaycmr Registered User Posts: 302 Member
    My wife is a therapist and my brother is an attorney. I would say with all the science and anatomy courses the physical therapist is harder. They also seem to be more able to obtain jobs that pay commensurate with their years of education since so many law grads are underemployed even suing their law schools recently for understating the number of jobs in the market place. A lot of schools are limiting the number of master degree program spots inPT to keep demand up.
  • MiamiDAPMiamiDAP Registered User Posts: 16,184 Senior Member
    IMO anything related to medicine have better job security than any other fields. I do not know about "hard" part. Medical school is extremely challenging. but PT does not require Med. School.
  • RaycmrRaycmr Registered User Posts: 302 Member
    My friend's son is going for his PHD in PT and they use their University 's medical school in NYC for their gross anatomy lab work. That's why I know their anatomy studies are so comprehensive. They learn all the attachment and insertion points for all muscle groups and the nerve tracks just like the medical students.
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