Career Choice  Physical Therapy  By Alex Gluberman
Holland Code <ul><li>After taking the Holland Code test I have found out I am Social, Investigative, and Realistic.  </li>...
Birkman Test Colors <ul><li>After taking the Birkman test I found out my colors were red, and yellow.  </li></ul><ul><li>P...
Skills Needed: Critical Thinking  <ul><li>Physical Therapist must use critical thinking so they can properly diagnose a pa...
Listening  <ul><li>Physical Therapists have to be good listeners because they have to listen to what the patients are sayi...
Time Management & Problem Solving  <ul><li>Since Physical Therapists have more than one patient they should manage their t...
Organization <ul><li>Organization is very important to a Physical Therapist  because with out being organized you can lose...
A Day in the Life <ul><li>Physical Therapists help patients, including accident victims and individuals with disabling con...
Job Outlook <ul><li>Employment of physical therapists is expected to grow by 30% from 2008 to 2018, much faster than the a...
Salary <ul><li>Median wages were 72,790 in May 2008.  </li></ul><ul><li>The middle 50% earned $60,300 and $85,540.  </li><...
Professional Associations <ul><li>I would join the American Physical Therapy Association because it gives good benefits su...
Educational Route <ul><li>To practice as a physical therapist it is required to have at least a masters degree in physical...
Related Careers <ul><li>Related occupations include:  </li></ul><ul><li>Audiologist - Help people with hearing disabilitie...
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Final Career Planning

  1. 1. Career Choice Physical Therapy By Alex Gluberman
  2. 2. Holland Code <ul><li>After taking the Holland Code test I have found out I am Social, Investigative, and Realistic. </li></ul><ul><li>Social means that I prefer to help and inform. </li></ul><ul><li>Investigative means I like to observe and analyze problems. </li></ul><ul><li>Realistic means I prefer to work with objects. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Birkman Test Colors <ul><li>After taking the Birkman test I found out my colors were red, and yellow. </li></ul><ul><li>People with Red interests means that they like to see a finished product and work with people. </li></ul><ul><li>People with Yellow interests means that they are cooperative and consistent. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Skills Needed: Critical Thinking <ul><li>Physical Therapist must use critical thinking so they can properly diagnose a patient with a condition. </li></ul><ul><li>They must also use critical thinking to treat the patient with the right medicine or type of therapy. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Listening <ul><li>Physical Therapists have to be good listeners because they have to listen to what the patients are saying so they can help them. </li></ul><ul><li>They should also be good listeners because it can help them diagnose a patient. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Time Management & Problem Solving <ul><li>Since Physical Therapists have more than one patient they should manage their time throughout the day. </li></ul><ul><li>They should also be good problem solvers to help the patient the best way possible. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Organization <ul><li>Organization is very important to a Physical Therapist because with out being organized you can lose track of bookkeeping and records of the patients. </li></ul>
  8. 8. A Day in the Life <ul><li>Physical Therapists help patients, including accident victims and individuals with disabling conditions. </li></ul><ul><li>A typical day would include examining medical histories, and measure the patients strength, motion, and coordination. </li></ul><ul><li>Also develop treatment plans and explain its purpose to the patient. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Job Outlook <ul><li>Employment of physical therapists is expected to grow by 30% from 2008 to 2018, much faster than the average for all occupations. </li></ul><ul><li>The increasing elderly population will drive growth in the demand for physical therapy services. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Salary <ul><li>Median wages were 72,790 in May 2008. </li></ul><ul><li>The middle 50% earned $60,300 and $85,540. </li></ul><ul><li>The lowest 10% earned less than $50,350 </li></ul><ul><li>The highest 10% earned more than $104,350. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Professional Associations <ul><li>I would join the American Physical Therapy Association because it gives good benefits such as 40% discounts on national conference registration, publications, and continuing educational opportunities. </li></ul><ul><li>It also ensures you receive the proper payment for services. </li></ul><ul><li>It also gives you public relations and marketing tools. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Educational Route <ul><li>To practice as a physical therapist it is required to have at least a masters degree in physical therapy. </li></ul><ul><li>You need to have a bachelor's degree with specialization in subjects like, physics, chemistry, and mathematics to enroll in the master's program. </li></ul><ul><li>The master's program lasts for 2 years in which the first year is dedicated to classroom training and in the second year students take up internships in clinics and hospitals. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Related Careers <ul><li>Related occupations include: </li></ul><ul><li>Audiologist - Help people with hearing disabilities. </li></ul><ul><li>Chiropractors -Treat patients with problems with their musculoskeletal system. </li></ul><ul><li>Occupational Therapist- Help patients improve their ability to perform tasks in living and working environments. </li></ul><ul><li>Recreational Therapist- Provide treatment services and recreation activities for individuals with disabilities or illnesses.  </li></ul><ul><li>Speech-Language Therapist - Work with people who cannot produce speech sounds or cannot produce them clearly </li></ul>

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