PHYSICAL THERAPIST

(PT)

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.

EDUCATION REQUIRED

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.

PROGRAM LENGTH

Bachelor’s - 4 years

Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree -  3 years

PLACES OF EMPLOYMENT
  • Hospitals

  • Private practices

  • Outpatient clinics

  • Home health agencies

  • Nursing homes

  • Schools

  • Sports facilities

  • Hospice

  • Industrial workplaces

  • Fitness centers

SALARY RANGE

$33.89 - $50.49

For more information on this program, visit the Education page

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