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Physical therapist jessica sapp

  1. 1. Physical Therapist <br />
  2. 2. Some related occupations of a physical therapist are:<br />Audiologists<br />Chiropractor<br />Occupational therapists<br />Recreational therapists<br />Speech – language pathologists<br />
  3. 3. What all a physical therapist does:<br />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:<br />Strength <br />Range of motion <br />Flexibility <br />Balance <br />Posture <br />Body mechanics <br />Coordination <br />Endurance <br />General mobility (walking, stair climbing, getting in and out of bed or chairs) <br />After evaluation, the Physical Therapist will develop a treatment program unique to each individual to help decrease deficits and restore function.<br />
  4. 4. What education or training you have to have:<br />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. <br />
  5. 5. How much a physical therapist earns per year:<br />$50,000 at start <br />$60,000 in a few years <br />Around $36,000 to probably $44,000 range depending upon what particular field you are going to go into<br />
  6. 6. Colleges you can go to to become a physical therapist:<br />Brow Mackie College<br />Harrison College<br />Daymar College<br />Southwestern College<br />Sanford<br />
  7. 7. What skills or interests I might need to succeed:<br />Science<br />Math<br />Physical Fitness<br />People Skills<br />Patients<br />
  8. 8. Why does this career area interest me?<br />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. <br />
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  10. 10. Resources<br />http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos080.htm<br />http://www.aurorahealthcare.org/services/rehab/pt.asp<br />http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_much_money_does_a_physical_therapist_earn<br />http://www.uscollegesearch.org/physical-therapy-colleges.html<br />

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