Physical Therapist

Mykola Boychuk P. 7/8

Why this is one of my career choices.

The reason I chose to do Physical Therapy is because I have always had some kind of interest in seeing what the body can be pushed to and how fast it takes to go back to what it used to be. Also, Physical Therapists are always in demand when it comes down to it because people are always getting hurt. Helping someone recover from a painful experience could really be good for the heart too and it really must feel good to help people on a daily basis. The profession also gives you enough experience that people in your every day life can come to you and ask for help. Overall, this is a profession that takes hard work but good intentions.

Career Information

Physical Therapy is a health care profession primarily concerned with helping anybody who has an impairment of mobility, impairment of the quality of your life, and disabilities. They target the area of injury and work to improve the way that part of the body functions. The age group is from the new born, to the elderly. The education for a PT starts with a Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree, then comes a Bachelor's degree,then comes a Master's degree, then comes a Doctorate Degree. These are the most common but some people choose to go even further into their education. Usually, the programs for Physical Therapy starts with 4 years of schooling. This is because they want to make sure there is a professional community going around and so there is no problems. The typical wage is $76,310 ( 2010 ). This is a profession that I'm really keeping my mind on because the pay is extraordinary and just having the benefit of knowing you helped someone would be amazing. You have to take a PT education program with a Doctoral or Master's degree. You will be expected to take courses of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. You also have to be licensed therefor you take the National Physical Therapy Exam. You also have to be prepared physically. For example, you have to have stamina by always being on your feet. You need good patience and people skills because you are talking to patients in pain. You must have strong analytical and observational skills to be able to treat a patient with whatever way they are hurt in.
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