Physical Therapist

Chloe leidig

Physical Therapist

Description-They help people get their movement back and help manage pain.

Daily Tasks and Responsibilities-Use exercises, stretching maneuvers, hands-on therapy, and equipment to ease patients’ pain, help them increase their mobility, prevent further pain or injury, and facilitate health and wellness.

Education and Training-I would need a DPT degree. Which would take about three years.

Preferred Job Skills-Compassion. Flexible/ able to adapt. comfortable touching other people.

Job Outlook-Stay the same people will always have pain and get injuries.

Salary-$79,860 per year $38.39 per hour

Work Environment-They usually work in work in private offices and clinics, Hospitals, and nursing homes. They spend most of their time on there feet.

Career Connections

“I'm a new grad, so I don't have a ton of experience yet, but I am very comfortable thus far. My boyfriend and I own our home and I have more than enough money to pay for my portion of our home bills, my student loans”

“I'm a PTA and for now I love what I do. Even though it's a 2 year degree it's very intense and 90% of my former class had their bachelors in related fields, the problem with going to a DPT program is a year longer and the cost is a bit scary.”

High School Prep

Related Courses at Leyden-Anatomy would benefit my career because I would know alot of the body.

Medical careers would also benefit me because i would be able to see my work atmosphere.

Extra-Curricular Activities-Snowball to work with leadership.

Work and/or Volunteer Experience-I could volunteer at a local hospital.



A reference is someone the employer could call and ask how your work ethic is and what kind of person you are. Its very important that you chose people who are trustworthy and like you.

1.Mrs.Volenik-Teacher, School District #212

2.Ms. Browne -Teacher,School District #212

3.Mr.G -Teacher,School District #212

Post-Secondary Plans

Internship/Apprenticeship Opportunities-Occupational Therapy Occupational Therapy In downers grove.

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