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Hey all,

I am currently a 1st year graduate student for athletic training. I am looking into become a PA. Looking to withdraw from my program to pursue PA prerequisites but not sure if this was a good idea. Or if I should complete my program then complete prerequisites. Thanks!

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I know an AT who got a job making 80K plus as a PE in an ortho urgent care. So if you like that kinda stuff, might be worth sticking it out. 

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On 11/14/2019 at 4:26 PM, mooredc said:

I know an AT who got a job making 80K plus as a PE in an ortho urgent care. So if you like that kinda stuff, might be worth sticking it out. 

What state ?

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On 11/14/2019 at 3:28 PM, Pwulf28 said:

Hey all,

I am currently a 1st year graduate student for athletic training. I am looking into become a PA. Looking to withdraw from my program to pursue PA prerequisites but not sure if this was a good idea. Or if I should complete my program then complete prerequisites. Thanks!

This was literally me to a tee. Realized I wanted to go PA halfway through school. I stuck it out and not only got a job I enjoy while doing prerequisites and applying, but also showed I could excel in a masters level curriculum. I was very close to doing what you’re about to do, but I’m happy I stuck it out. Also gave me great ortho experience for my future in PA school. If you can get a job making as much as the above poster then that’s pretty good though. I haven’t heard of salaries that high for ATs. 

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We have two AT's in our program who said there is no money in AT at all even with a Master's. From what they were saying it was tough to find anything over $50k. 

Again, only what I've heard them say.

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1 hour ago, JD2012 said:

We have two AT's in our program who said there is no money in AT at all even with a Master's. From what they were saying it was tough to find anything over $50k. 

Again, only what I've heard them say.

I agree with this. 

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