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What is better? occupational therapist, physical therapist, or an assistance of either one. Do they all require lots of lifting?

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PT is now a doctorate level program (6-8 years) and OT is a Masters level program (6 years). OTA and PTA are both Associate of Science degrees (3 years including pre-requisite basic classes). Im partial to OT myself, particularly OTA because thats what i do. They all pay well depending on where you work. It is moderately physical work because there can be a lot of lifting, esp in PT.

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I'd prefer physical therapy; because it uses mostly hand and arm work, with stomach muscles for support to the pressure you have to put on your hands. Assistance isn't too bad, nevertheless.

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In NY, at least from what I've heard, they are starting to require physical therapists get a PhD. Occupational therapy might need a masters degree. it all depends on what you want to. if you enjoy understanding muscles and how they work, try being a Physical Therapist. occupational therapy doesn't involve much with exercise

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