Physical Therapists

Health Science

Starting Salary

$29.13 per hour

$60,600 per year

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Review patients medical history
  • Diagnose patients dysfunctional movements
  • Set up a plan of care for patients
  • Evaluate a patients progress
  • Use things to help ease patients pain

Days and Hours

40 hour week (full time)

Evenings and weekends sometimes

Work Enviroment

Indoors, school, hospital, private offices


Bachelors Degree

Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree

Personality Characteristics

  • Supportive
  • Sociable
  • Determined
  • Patient

Positive Aspects

  • Help people to restore their mobility
  • Job opportunities are growing
  • Good for interest in health and fitness

Negative Aspects

  • Requires a lot of patience
  • Spend a lot of time on feet and need energy
  • Lots of education


Know what you're talking about and everything about different muscles. Make sure you have a nice calm patient attitude.

Megan O'Quinn