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  • 1. Physical Therapist
  • 2. Some related occupations of a physical therapist are:
    Audiologists
    Chiropractor
    Occupational therapists
    Recreational therapists
    Speech – language pathologists
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. 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.
  • 5. 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
  • 6. Colleges you can go to to become a physical therapist:
    Brow Mackie College
    Harrison College
    Daymar College
    Southwestern College
    Sanford
  • 7. What skills or interests I might need to succeed:
    Science
    Math
    Physical Fitness
    People Skills
    Patients
  • 8. 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.
  • 9. Billboard
  • 10. 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

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