Physical Therapist Career
Physical therapists (PTs) perform a number of tasks intended to help clients regain strength and mobility after an accident or illness. They work in hospitals, homes, and other clinical environments according to a patient’s needs or capabilities.
Physical therapy career opportunities are expected to grow at a much higher rate than the national average and their median salary is higher than the national average. A doctor of physical therapy degree and licensure are required to practice in most states in the U.S.
PTs can work in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, private practice, or even make house calls. They work closely with clients on a one-on-one basis or sometimes oversee assistants who perform a number a tasks for them. Most PTs work work full time, standard business hours, but there may be some need to work evenings and weekends.