Physical Therapists

Kaylie Sheely

Job Description

A physical Therapists provides exercises to reduce the level of pain or increase the level of movement in a certain area of the body to a patient. They diagnose and create a treatment plan to restore the function or decrease the level of pain. They follow up with patients over a period of time to improve the problem.
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Working Conditions

  • On your feet job, active
  • Most physical therapists work 40 hour weeks and may meet with a patient on the weekend or evenings to meet their schedule
  • Work with others
  • Social

Training and Education Requirements

  • Must pass a licensed exam
  • 39% have master's degrees minimum is a bachelor's degree
  • Recommend to assist an experienced physical therapist prior to becoming a physical therapist
  • Class work can be heavy in sciences, as it is in the medical field

Personal Characteristics

  • Friendly, good with people
  • Works well with others
  • Care for others
  • Good integrity
  • Realistic
  • Investigative
  • Knowledgable
  • Patient
  • Positive

Earnings & Job Outlook

  • $84,020 a year
  • Over the average
  • Bright outlook

Education Spotlight

Washington State University

(St. Louis, Missouri)


University of Southern California

(Los Angeles, California)


University of Pittsburgh

(Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

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