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November 17, 2011 3:02 PM Subscribe
What skills and characteristics make someone better suited to a career in physical therapy versus occupational therapy?
posted by Jaie to Work & Money (4 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I have been working pretty hard to gain admission to a very competitive Physical Therapy Assistant program, and yesterday I did a lengthy observation at a rehab/assisted living facility where both PT and OT are conducted. I could see myself working in either discipline, but in my rush to apply for the PTA program I have failed to give due consideration to a career in OT. I'm correcting that now, but am having trouble deciding which of the two I would enjoy more or be better at. Why do people chose one over the other? Can anyone help me determine what personal characteristics and traits would make someone better suited to PT or to OT?