Helping my son plan for college next year and researching careers of interest to him and he's landed at both Physical Therapy and Rad Therapy. Both have patient interaction which is important for him.
The problem we've noticed is most degree's for PT are in field which don't offer much if you don't get accepted to the Doctorate program in PT. These degree's are typically Biology, Kensiology, Psychology etc. The other option is to get into a Pre-PT program, but again if things don't work out, you're stuck with starting over.
He's now looking a degree a BS degree Radiologic Science with the 1st 3 yrs spent on pre-reques and obtaining your Rad Therapist degree/certification. Your 4th year is totally devoted to your BS degree in your selected specialty, either sonography, radiation therapy or MRI/tomography.
Also, understanding that you can enter PT school with any BS degree provided you have the needed pre-reques, which he indicated he would do, do you see this as a viable plan?
By going this route, he has what we see as many option depending on job market and what his desires are at that time.