• Jared Eickhoff

    Jared Eickhoff

    Class of 2016
    Paynesville, MN
    Doctor of Physical Therapy

    Jared's Bio:
    I graduated from CSS with a degree in Exercise Physiology. Now I'm in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program here. I love the active environment this school has, which makes for a great experience especially in a major like my own. Coming to this school has been one of the best decisions of my life. Not only is the school a perfect fit, the city of Duluth is so active and alive all the time, which made the selection of St. Scholastica even easier. I have made so many amazing experiences here that I cannot imagine going to any other school.

  • Kathryn McCarrick

    Sophomore
    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Bryan Chavez

    Junior
    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Katelyn Gehling

    Junior
    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

  • Brooke Elvehjem

    Junior
    Mora, MN
    Biology

    Laura Salazar

    Senior
    Bogot√°, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Senior
    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Senior
    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

  • Laila Zemar

    Sophomore
    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

    Jin Baek

    Senior
    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Senior
    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    Senior
    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

  • Malvern Madondo

    Senior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Neena Koslowski

    Junior
    Apple Valley, MN
    Management

    Shivani Singh

    Junior
    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Halle Nystrom

    Graduate Student
    Fargo, ND
    M.S. Health Information Management

  • Jason Chavez

    Senior
    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

Reducing PT Loans

So after PT school is all said and done, unfortunately there will be loans to pay back. I’ve done the best I can to reduce the amount of loans I have had to take out over the past few years, and I’ve found a few ways to buckle down and pay off the loans ASAP once I graduate. There are two paths that I have thought about when it comes to paying off the school loans:

 

  1. A. Work a normal 40 hour/week salaried job, and pick up PRN work on the side/weekends. See this link for more details: http://www.newgradphysicaltherapy.com/1-simple-way-to-reduce-your-physical-therapy-student-loans/. As the link states, PRN work is typically hourly and you can easily set up your own schedule with them (as long as you are in a larger city with available jobs). This allows you to limit the amount of down time to potentially spend money, plus you rake in extra money to pay off the principle of your debt.

 

 

  1. B. You could also become a traveling PT, where you make almost 2x as much as you would right out of school. Other perks include the traveling company will typically pay for your short term housing (anywhere from 10-16 weeks), getting a stipend daily for food, reimbursement for gas/travel expenses as well as for cellular services. PLUS you get to travel the country, and you can choose from a variety of different settings/parts of the country depending on availability!

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