I am new to this board and in need of some advice. I am currently finishing up pre-req's for my pta application next year. I currently have a 4.0 gpa and I am pretty sure I will be accepted into the program. I have been working hard towards this degree for almost 2 years and I am now questioning it.
My grades are great but I find myself bored to tears studying this material and realize that this will be my life for 2 more years if I get into the pta program. I am accepting of the fact that school isn't easy and its not always fun and exciting but the road ahead feels daunting.
I am 29 and have had a hard road back to school. I have an illness that makes me feel pretty drained but I am working hard to get where I want to be. I am so stressed that I will not be able to handle the school work required to do this program even though my grades are good, and not loving the material isn't helping. Being a pta is what I want and I feel like I will be happy in that position but I am worried that it may not be the best choice if the classes are this dry and, from what I've heard, the actual program is constantly stressful and full of people dreading auto fail exams and not making it. I get run down pretty easy from stress and really have no way of knowing if I can handle it other than asking for peoples honest opinions that have been there. I really don't trust asking instructors at my school. Any advice would be greatly appreciated either about your experience with school and/or if being a pta was worth the struggle of school if it was very stressful. Sorry for the very long post and thanks in advance for any answers:)