Physical Therapist

Helping Others Recover

What do you do?

Physical therapists help people who have injuries or illnesses improve their movement and manage their pain

Pros/Cons

PROS

Opportunities for interaction with people. People in physical therapist careers will not be “stuck behind a desk” all day and will usually get to be very active.


Wide variety of client types. Physical therapists can work with children, adult or geriatric populations, focusing on development, rehabilitation, restoration, sports medicine, chronic conditions or other needs.

CONS

Physical work requiring a decent level of physical fitness. Physical therapist careers are not for those who are in poor health.

Extended time required for education. Completing the rigorous course work can take at least five years.