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    • Physical Therapist
    • 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.
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    • Resources
      http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos080.htm
      http://www.aurorahealthcare.org/services/rehab/pt.asp
      http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_much_money_does_a_physical_therapist_earn
      http://www.uscollegesearch.org/physical-therapy-colleges.html