What does a physical therapist do?
Plans, prepares, and carries out individual treatment programs
Performs and documents an initial exam to diagnose problems
Evaluates the effects of treatments at various stages
Adjusts treatment as needed
- Instructs patients and their family in treatment procedures to be continued at home
Education Required: Master's Degree and State License
Where do physical therapist's work?
Rehab/ Subacute rehab
Industrial, Workplace, or other Occupational environments
Local, state, and federal government
There is a 39% expected increase in jobs for PT's from 2010 to 2020. The unemployment rate for a PT is 0.2%.The need for PT’s is expected to grow in the future as the population ages and the need for physical therapy services grow.