Physical Therapist

By: Nikki Ongos

Overall job description

Physical therapist also known as PTs, helps injured or ill people improve their body movement and control their pain. These therapist are an important part of treatment, rehabilitation, and prevent patients with chronic conditions, injuries, or illiness.

Major Job Responsibilities

Physical therapist review patients medical history from their doctors, nurses, etc. Diagnose patients’ functions and movements by observing them stand or walk and by listening to their concerns. Physical therapists help thier patients with any problems they have with thier body.

Working Conditions

Physical therapists work in hospitals, homehealth care services, nursing and residential facilities and offices of physicals.

Current Salary

Physical therapist earn about $82,390 a year and about $39.61 per hour

Education needed

I order to be a P.T., you need to have a Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree. DPT programs last about 3 years. You need to learn about biomechanics, anatomy, physiology, neuroscience, and pharmacology.

Job Outlook

The employment of physical therapists is estimated to grow 34% from 2014 to 2024, it's grows much faster than the average for all jobs.