Physical Therapist

Job Description

A Physical Therapist (PT) examines patients according to certain tests. The PT determines each patients need for therapy based off of the condition they are in and where they want their health to be. The PT gathers various exercises and therapeutic techniques that will improve the patient. The PT follows each treatment plan and prepares a schedule of treatment for daily usage. If needed, the PT suggests rehab for the patient if the therapeutic exercises stop helping.

"Physical Therapist." Texas Workforce Commission, n.d. Web. 07 Jan. 2014.


The average hourly pay for a Physical Therapist is $41.59 an hour. That would mean $374.31 a day and $1,663 a week. Monthly salary would be $7,210 which would make it $86,520 a year. The pay ranges for a PT differ from over $54,000 to $110,000.

"Physical Therapy Salary Range." Physical Therapy Salary. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Jan. 2014.

Job Requirements

•Compassion: People come to you in pain and will have concerns and doubts about their recovery. You are the person that will help them through.

•Pay attention to detail: Physical therapists need to observe a patient's issues and analyze what is needed to help them ease their pain without putting them at risk of further injury. Interpretation skills go along with that. You will need to talk with patients and their families and be able to deliver both bad and good news.

•Dexterity: to use your hands to move the patients body to provide therapeutic exercise. •Stamina: Physical therapists will spend most of their time on their feet, so they need to have the stamina for that.

The minimum requirement it takes to be a PT is 5 years of experience and a Bachelors Degree can be substituted for the Master's degree requirements.

"Physical Therapist Job Description." How to Become a Physical Therapist. SnagAJob, n.d. Web. 12 Jan. 2014.

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