Does it really worth the troubles?
If you get only PT degree in other countries(like here in my country, there's no DPT degree) and wanted to get DPT degree in the US, it's a 3+ yr work, and donno how much time/money you'd need to achieve that. Is getting a MD that hard/expensive so ppl won't just get a MD instead? (Better salary and seems to have higher social status as I seen on this board.)
I've got some info from the net that PT got an avg of 76k/yr income, and the top 10% of them got an avg of 100k/yr, while a MD got 166k+ depending on fields. And afaik 76k is far from enough to consider as "good" in the US(well, it depends on where you live, but not that you can rise a family with there as I heard.)
I still got 3 yrs before I can get my PT degree/license here, but I really want to make sure if it's worth the time and troubles to go work in the US, because I'd have to take extra courses and TOFEL to meet the requirements of FCCPT.(Which may affect my GPA, aka the place I take my internship in my last school year.) And if I go to the US with a PT degree and license here, is that possible to work while I'm taking the DPT courses?(To cover the spend for school and basic living)
I was kinda proud to take PT as my career, but we all have to make a living after all.