When you decided to go into this profession, you probably didn’t do so with dreams of one day touring Robin Leach around your mega-yacht. For you, becoming a speech-language pathologist wasn’t about the money—it was about helping people overcome communication challenges, gain self-confidence, and improve the quality of their lives.
If you want a rewarding career in the medical field that focuses on helping others, occupational therapy (OT) is a natural choice. But the cost of getting an OT degree varies—a lot. Depending on the program you choose, you could end up with a degree that makes student loan repayment relatively easy—or one that makes your debt-to-income ratio more than 3 to 1. Let’s break down what this looks like and how you can influence the way OT student loan debt may impact you.
As 2018 draws to a close, it’s a good time to look back at some of the hottest topics and trends from the year. Some topics, like cash-based practice and pain science, have been in the spotlight for years—while others emerged only within the last few months.
Many PTs are burned out, cash-strapped, and fed up. Here’s what that means for the future of the profession.
Despite women taking on more rehab therapy leadership roles than ever before, men are still, overall, earning more money.
How one PT business owner grew her practice to multiple locations in under three years—and what she learned in the process.
The rising cost of a PT education is worrisome for providers and patients alike. Here’s why.