I have a friend that has been doing the AT program at her university for almost 2 years. She is being worked to death, and always busy. 30-50 Hours of clinicals a week depending on what sport she is with. She is absolutely convinced that having a degree in AT comes with a larger paycheck. She has had this notion for years and can't seem to shake it. Can anyone shed some light on if it will pay any better? Also, if it is worth her slaving away if it is not going to increase her chances of being accepted into PT school?