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Gender Discrimination in Physical Therapy

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Gender Discrimination in Physical Therapy
By: Bailey Click
Introduction
Women have increasingly joined the work force.
About 60 years ago: nurturing, cooking, cleaning, and taking care of family.
Now going to college and graduating with degrees.
Women end up getting discriminated against in the work force.
Why?
Discrimination in the work force
According the the National Park Radio, on June 10, 1963.
Equal Pay Act
Why haven't women received the same opportunity?
NPR clarifies that women make 77 cents to every dollar men get paid.
What are the factors?
Catherine Hill
Pew Research Center study
Physical Therapy Discrimination
A female dominated profession
Top Ten Reviews: Average starting salary is $57,220 and salary peaks at $105,900.
185,500 jobs in this work field
56,200 job opening
Level of education and years in practice
Does that mean there isn't discrimination in this work field?
Sex Differences in Career Expectations of Physical Therapist Students

Men showed statistically higher odds than women
In 1991, the APTA Executive Committee
The four main goals are...
About 14% of female physical therapist were married, and more than 90% had no children
There most be a clear and valid reason why there is a difference between men and women.
Gender and Physical Therapy Career Success Factors
Physical Therapy Journal of American Physical Therapist Association
Success rate
All respondents agreed that clinical competency and motivation are key factors related to achieving career success.
Primary gender differences
Gender-Based Income Differences for Physical Therapy Managers
Gender-based income differences in physical therapist managers.
Self-employed female therapist earned 77% of the average salary earned by the self-employed male physical therapist.
Is that fair?
Do people prefer male therapist rather than female therapist?
Do men pay themselves better?
Interviews

Action Physical Therapy
Katie Landes- long-term care, outpatient orthopedics, acute care, and home health.
Patricia Jones- acute care, inpatient rehab, outpatient and aquatic therapy.
Conclusion
Being a woman in any work force, you will face gender discrimination.
Society has given this option to employers
Why?
Hopefully somewhere in the near future....

Credits
Johanson, Marie A. "Physical Therapy Journal of the American Physical Therapy Association."
Sex
Differences in Career Expectations of Physical Therapist Students
3 July 2007: 1199-1211.
Jones, Patricia.
Gender Discrimination in Physical Therapy
Bailey Click. 30 October 2013.
Landes, Katie.
Gender Discrimination in Physical Therapy

Bailey Click. 29 October 2013.
Credits Continued...
Mason, Greg.
Physical Therapist.
2013. <http://medical-careers-review.toptenreviews.com/physical-therapist-review.html>
Noguchi, Yuki.
50 Years After the Equal Pay Act, Gender Wage Gap Endures.
June 10 2013.
Credits Continued....
Rozier, Carolyn K., Basil L. Hamilton and Mona S. Hersh-Cochran. "Physical Therapy Journal of American Physical Therapist Association. "
Gender-Based Income Differences for Physical Therapist Managers
January 1998: 43-51.
Rozier, Carolyn K., et al. "Physical Therapy Journal of American Physical Therapist Association."
Gender and Physical Therapy Career Success Factors
July 1998: 690-704
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