My Future

Daily life of a physical therapist, Salary, skills.

Why Do You Want This Job?

I became interested in physical therapy when I went through it. You meet some of the sweetest people and hear some pretty cool stories. You don't have the same schedule everyday so it would never get boring. Not knowing what was wrong with my shoulder was the hardest thing about the whole experience. I want to be able to help athletes and non-athletes figure out what is wrong so they can go back to doing what they love.I don't want people miss out on the sport or hobby they love. I want to help people get healthy again.

What Sort Of Training Do You Need?

A minimum of 6 years is required. Although most programs require a bachelor's degree for admission. Specific prerequisites, such as anatomy, physiology, biology, chemistry, and physics are also required. Most DPT programs require applicants to apply through the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service. Physical therapist students also complete clinical internships, during which they gain supervised experience in areas such as acute care and orthopedic care. All states require physical therapists to be licensed. Licensing requirements vary by state but all include passing the National Physical Therapy Examination.

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