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Physical Therapy Senior Project

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sean keith

on 4 June 2014

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Transcript of Physical Therapy Senior Project

As a physical therapist you will work with patients with diverse backgrounds and ages.
Job Description
Physical Therapy
Required Skills
Job Growth
Additional info...
Two types of degrees include a doctorate or a master's degree.
To earn a Doctorate degree you must first earn a Bachelor's degree and be accepted into a certified program that will last around 3-4 years.
Physical therapists have screenings with patients prior to treatment so they are able to create individual plans for every patient.
A typical day will consist of making sure patients are reacting well to treatments, working with patients, and overseeing the physical therapist assistants.
On average the salary of a physical therapist is $79,860 a year
The average hourly salary can be up to $36.96 or even more.
Factors dealing with ones pay may include owning a business versus working in a hospital, therefor making it hard to find an exact wage.
A Master's degree also requires a Bachelor's degree but only last 2-3 years.
The requirements for these programs include anatomy, physiology, biology, and chemistry.
When applying to these programs it is important to look at the size and reputation of the school.
In order to practice, physical therapists must pass the National Physical Therapy Examination
Some states may require additional schooling for physical therapist to continue their knowledge.
It is possible for a licensed physical therapist to join a residency program that may last anywhere from 9 months to 3 years for training.
All physical therapists are required to be board certified.
Interests in health, business, math, science, arts, and humanities are staples for this career.
In order to be a physical therapist you must be dependable, like helping others, have self control, and integrity.
Physical therapists must have a steady hand and must be able to handle some pressure well.
Physical therapy is one of the most in demand careers and is growing faster than almost any other job.
There are over 184,000 licensed physical therapist in the United States, with only a 0.2% unemployment rate.
Most physical therapists work full time, but like every other, job there is an opportunity for part time; which 29% of physical therapists were working in 2010.
As a physical therapist you can work in schools, nursing homes, clinics, and sport centers.
Other names for a physical therapist include home care physical therapist, pediatric physical therapist, and staff physical therapist; all working with specific groups.
By Sean Keith
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