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Physical therapist

  1. 1. Physical Therapist<br />Paige Plotzke<br />April 27, 2011<br />3rd Hour<br />Career Tech<br />
  2. 2. Introduction<br /> Imagine going to work everyday and knowing that you are going to help someone. The feeling of being helpful to others and then thanking you. This is what I want to feel like. To do this, I will be a physical therapist. I got interested in this career because my aunt is a physical therapist and she told me about it, which made me want to become one. I will be researching the nature of work, working conditions, training, job outlook, and earnings.<br />
  3. 3. Nature of Work<br /><ul><li>Diagnose and treat people of all ages who have medical problems, illness, or injuries that can make them not be able to function.
  4. 4. Examine the people and develop a treatment that will give them the ability to move, reduce pain, reduce function, and prevent disability.
  5. 5. Work with people so they don’t lose their ability to walk or other daily activities by developing programs that will help them.
  6. 6. Provide care for people that have problems from injuries, fractures, or other functional problems.
  7. 7. Evaluate and diagnose the patients. </li></li></ul><li>Working Conditions<br /><ul><li>Physical and mental
  8. 8. Indoor
  9. 9. Work in hospitals, outpatient clinics, and private offices.
  10. 10. Most work 40 hour weeks or whatever fits their patients’ schedules.
  11. 11. Have to stoop, kneel, crouch, lift, and stand for long periods of time.</li></li></ul><li>Training <br /><ul><li>Masters degree needed
  12. 12. Biology, anatomy, chemistry
  13. 13. Medical classes
  14. 14. University of Michigan</li></li></ul><li>Job Outlook<br /><ul><li>Employment rate expected to grow much faster than a average job.
  15. 15. Rising
  16. 16. Find opening for this job anywhere.
  17. 17. Easy to get the spot</li></li></ul><li>Earnings<br /><ul><li>Graduate college
  18. 18. Have a family
  19. 19. Have children
  20. 20. $72,790 average
  21. 21. First purchase would be a house or car</li></li></ul><li>Related Occupation<br /><ul><li>Psychologist
  22. 22. Responsibilities-
  23. 23. Study mental processes and human behavior
  24. 24. Evaluate people’s behavior and how they can help them.
  25. 25. Working conditions-
  26. 26. Work indoors
  27. 27. Schools, offices, clinics
  28. 28. Training-
  29. 29. Doctoral degree required
  30. 30. Job outlook-
  31. 31. Grows as fast as the average job does
  32. 32. Earnings-
  33. 33. Medium wage $48,700 - $82,800
  34. 34. I chose this job because I like working with people and I am a good listener so I would be able to help what they needed.</li></li></ul><li>Summary<br /> I would like to go into this career very much. One thing I look forward to in this career is helping people. Also I would like to be able to diagnose the problems that people have so they will be able to live a normal life. There is nothing that I am not looking forward to in this career. I wouldn’t want to pursue this career if I did not like it. I am looking forward to being able to help the people that need it the most. <br />
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