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Physical Therapists
Job Description
Duties

Physical Therapists help people with physical injuries or illnesses to rearange of movement and control their pain. Physical therapists, or PTs, help people who have lost motor function due to accidents, illness or age. Physical therapists typically create plans that involve stretching, strength training, exercises and physical manipulation to help people recover. They are experts at what the body can do, and will educate patients and families about what is possible
They provide for each patient the therapeutic intervention that requires the expertise of a physical therapist and determine and supervise the use of physical therapist assistants or physical therapist aides to provide care that is safe, effective and efficient. Each physical therapist shall display a copy of the physical therapists license or current renewal verification in a location accessible to public view at the physical therapists place of practice or employment. A physical therapist may purchase, store and administer topical and aerosol medications
Hard Skills
Soft Skills
Soft skills are the personal attributes, personality traits, inherent social cues, or communication abilities needed for success on the job, and are less quantifiable than hard skills that include specific knowledge and abilities. Soft skills characterize how a person interacts in his or her relationships with others. Soft skills are important to the success of almost all businesses, but especially customer focused organizations. Hiring managers and employers look for applicants with soft skills because of their adaptability and transferable skills that can be used regardless of the job at which the person is working.


Hard skills are part of the skill set that is required for a job. Employers typically require both soft skills and hard skills when considering applicants for a job. Hard skills include the specific knowledge and abilities required for success in a job. Examples of hard skills include computer programming, web design, typing, nursing, finance, electrical, accounting, finance, writing, mathematics, legal and other quantifiable skills that are included in the requirements for a job. These types of skills are learned and can be defined, evaluated and measured.
Education
Physical therapist professional education refers to the didactic and clinical education that prepares graduates for entry into practice of physical therapy. Education for the advancement of practicing physical therapists is termed post-professional. These practitioners contribute to society and the profession through practice, teaching, administration, and the discovery and application of new knowledge about physical therapy experiences of sufficient excellence and breadth to allow the acquisition and application of essential knowledge, skills, and behaviors as applied to the practice of physical therapy.
Salary
The average salary for a Physical Therapist is around $81,030. The median annual wage for physical therapists was $81,030 in 2013, according to the BLS. The best-paid 10 percent made $113,340, while the bottom 10 percent made $56,280. The highest wages go to physical therapists working in schools, home health care or nursing care facilities. The benefits are, you will work with patients one on one, see them progress through treatment, and know that you are really making a difference in their lives.
How Far Can You Go
The length of professional DPT programs is typically 3 years. This is a career where one will be helping to people to restore their mobility as well as relieve pain. Job opportunities in this growing field are very good. This is a perfect job for someone who is interested in health and fitness.
Websites

www.apta.org.

Jobsearch.about.com
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