Physical Therapist

Alexis Dolby

Occupation and Description

  • Help injured or ill people improve their movement and manage their pain. They are an important part of rehabilitation and treatment of patients with chronic conditions or injuries.

Certifications Necessary to Practice

All states require a physical therapist to be licensed

Daily Activities: Nature of the Work

  • Physical therapists typically work in private offices and clinics, hospitals, and nursing homes. They spend much of their time on their feet, actively working with patients to help them rehabilitate through physical activities.

Education Requirements

Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree

Payday- What is average income?

  • $79,860 per year

  • $38.39 per hour

What skills are necessary to be successful in this profession?

  • People Skills

  • Collect and record data

  • Explain activities

Practice Settings: Where would you work?

I would want to be a physical therapist for injured soldiers.

Job Outlook or 3 Fun Facts

  • 36% (Much faster than average)

  • Estimated 9n million people used physical therapy in 2014

  • 198,600 physical therapists in the U.S.

USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy Campaign Initiative