Physical therapists diagnose and treat individuals of all ages who have medical problems or other health-related conditions that limit their abilities to move and perform functional activities. They develop treatment plans for patients to improve mobility and relieve pain, reduce the need for surgery. They work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness and wellness programs for healthier and more active lifestyles.
You must earn a bachelor’s degree that includes biology, sociology or psychology coursework then receive a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree; upon graduation must pass a state-administered national exam.
Bachelor’s - 4 years
Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree - 3 years
PLACES OF EMPLOYMENT
Home health agencies
$33.89 - $50.49