Some related occupations of a physical therapist are: Audiologists Chiropractor Occupational therapists Recreational therapists Speech – language pathologists
What all a physical therapist does: A Physical Therapist is a health professional with at least a 4-year degree that specializes in the evaluation and treatment of various diagnoses that limit physical functioning. A Physical Therapist evaluates components of movement including: Strength Range of motion Flexibility Balance Posture Body mechanics Coordination Endurance General mobility (walking, stair climbing, getting in and out of bed or chairs) After evaluation, the Physical Therapist will develop a treatment program unique to each individual to help decrease deficits and restore function.
What education or training you have to have: There are no specific undergraduate majors that prepare a student for a master's degree program in physical therapy. However, most physical therapy departments that offer a master's degree have course requirements in mathematics, chemistry, physics, biology and anatomy. A master's degree program in physical therapy can be completed in about two years.
How much a physical therapist earns per year: $50,000 at start $60,000 in a few years Around $36,000 to probably $44,000 range depending upon what particular field you are going to go into
Colleges you can go to to become a physical therapist: Brow Mackie College Harrison College Daymar College Southwestern College Sanford
What skills or interests I might need to succeed: Science Math Physical Fitness People Skills Patients
Why does this career area interest me? This career interests me because I like to work with people. Also, I like to do math and science. I am a great person with people skills. I like to help people when they need my help. Helping people makes me happy.