I have a BS in Biomechanics and I'm thinking of returning to school. I have taken the GRE and scored quite high and I have a 3.4 gpa from my BS. I graduated in 2004. I do have some physical limitations. I have a hearing loss and I have a bad back from 10 years of working as a concrete finisher.
So far I have looked into studying respiratory therapy, radiation therapy, physical therapy, Physicians assistant, exercise physiology , health education, dietitian and occupational therapy and have mostly ran into dead ends.
It seems that you must have good hearing to be a respiratory therapist or radiation therapist. Certified heath education and exercise physiology jobs are hard to come by and are being replaced by RN's in the job market. PT and PA schools will want me to retake all the pre-recs(+2 years) since they are over 5 years old and then that doesn't guarantee being accepted. So that leaves becoming a dietician or an occupational therapist.
I'm leaning more toward becoming a dietician as my research into occupation therapy has led me to conclude that many OT's get burned out by their job. However, to become a dietician I need to take many pre-recs in nutrition and bio-chem, which would take at least a year unless I'm able to take them along with my first year masters classes, which I do not think is possible. So far this seems the best avenue, but I'd like to find a career the I could complete in 2 years and find a job that pays decent(40k+). At first I thought this wouldn't be hard with my GRE score and GPA, but I'm starting to find out this is not the case.
Any suggestions for other careers that I should investigate are greatly appreciated!