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Physical Therapy Job Overview

Physical therapists are responsible for planning and executing rehabilitative regimens designed to lessen the pain of patients or improve mobility due to an injury or age. This includes measuring the range of motion, motor function, and flexibility of each patient. Physical therapists often work in a clinic, hospital, private business, or at the home of the patient. Administrative work also is a substantial portion of the job.

Daily tasks for physical therapy jobs include:

  • Provide patient evaluations to assess problems and plan a rehabilitation program
  • Promote the necessity of health, nutrition, and fitness for their patients
  • Making a detailed record of patient progress
  • Consult with other medical professionals to improve patient programs
  • Training physical therapist assistants on the job

Candidates unsure of whether they want to enter the field might consider a job as a physical therapy assistant before investing too much time or money.

Physical Therapy Job Education Requirements

To become a physical therapist, candidates need at least a bachelor's degree in physical therapy from a program accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association. However, this degree is usually a precursor to obtaining a master's degree in physical therapy or a doctorate in physical therapy. Depending on the level of education, salaries are greatly affected. Postgraduate programs typically take two to three years to complete and require volunteer or observational work.

Certifications are also in demand for physical therapists, especially for specialized physical therapy. The American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists has certifications in subjects such as:

  • Geriatrics
  • Neurology
  • Sports Injury
  • Pediatrics
  • Women's Health

Education, certification, and experience drastically improve the chances of a candidate being promoted to a position such as a physical therapy director.

Those looking to enter the field as a physical therapist assistant need only an associate's degree from an accredited program.

Physical Therapy Job Market

Due to an aging population, the job market for physical therapists is expected to grow 36 percent over the next 10 years, or almost three times the national average for all other occupations. The outlook for physical therapy assistants is just as good, as the job market is projected to increase 46 percent over the next 10 years.

Physical Therapy Job Salary Information

The average salary for a physical therapist holding at least a master's degree is $79,860 annually or $38.39 an hour. For physical therapy assistants, the wage is $52,160 a year or $25.08 an hour.

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Tracking Code 203789 Job Description As a Physical Therapist, you will assist the physician in evaluating the patient''s functional status and physical therapy needs, to enhance the health, well-being and quality of life for your patients. All services will be done in accordance with each patient's individual plan of care. Your specific duties for this role will include: Provides services wit...
Keystone Home Health Physical Occupational & Speech Therapy Keystone Home Health is interested in hiring FT/PT/or PRN. Our outstanding therapy team provides skilled home health therapy services in Pinellas & Pasco Counties. We offer an excellent salary along with a full benefits package to include group health, paid time off and a matching 401k plan to FT employees, and very attractive PT and ...
Tracking Code 203931 Job Description As a Physical Therapist, you will assist the physician in evaluating the patient''s functional status and physical therapy needs, to enhance the health, well-being and quality of life for your patients. All services will be done in accordance with each patient's individual plan of care. Your specific duties for this role will include: Provides services wit...
Tracking Code 203600 Job Description As a CBS Physical Therapist, you will assist the physician in evaluating the patient's functional status and physical therapy needs, to enhance the health, well-being and quality of life for your patients. All services will be done in accordance with each patient's individual plan of care. Your specific duties for this role will include: Provides services w...
RESPONSIBILITIES: · Evaluates patient and develops appropriate and effective treatment program in accordance with patient’s status, medical referral and therapy evaluation results while maintaining confidentiality of all pertinent patient care information to assure patient’s rights are protected. · Demonstrates understanding of rationale and application of therapeutic techniques, proper body mec...
Tracking Code 203512 Job Description Elite Home Health - Fort Smith, AR seeking applicants for FT Home Health PT position. As a Physical Therapist, you will assist the physician in evaluating the patient''s functional status and physical therapy needs, to enhance the health, well-being and quality of life for your patients. All services will be done in accordance with each patient's individual...
Tracking Code 203530 Job Description Ochsner Home Health, a proud member of LHC Group is seeking a Physical Therapist. Full time, part time and prn positions are availabe. As a Physical Therapist, you will assist the physician in evaluating the patient''s functional status and physical therapy needs, to enhance the health, well-being and quality of life for your patients. All services will be ...
Tracking Code 203543 Job Description HomeCall Home Care a proud member of LHC Group has an immediate need for a Full Time Physical Therapist As a Physical Therapist, you will assist the physician in evaluating the patient''s functional status and physical therapy needs, to enhance the health, well-being and quality of life for your patients. All services will be done in accordance with each pa...
Tracking Code 203887 Job Description PCH Home Health of Beckley, WV, a proud member of LHC Group is seeking a full time PT As aPhysical Therapist, you will assist the physician in evaluating the patient''s functional status and physical therapy needs, to enhance the health, well-being and quality of life for your patients. All services will be done in accordance with each patient's individual ...
Tracking Code 203882 Job Description Texas Health Home Care, a proud member of LHC Group has an immediate need for a Physical Therapist As a Physical Therapist, you will assist the physician in evaluating the patient''s functional status and physical therapy needs, to enhance the health, well-being and quality of life for your patients. All services will be done in accordance with each patient...
Tracking Code 204113 Job Description As a Physical Therapist, you will assist the physician in evaluating the patient''s functional status and physical therapy needs, to enhance the health, well-being and quality of life for your patients. All services will be done in accordance with each patient's individual plan of care. Your specific duties for this role will include: Provides services wit...
Tracking Code 204144 Job Description Texas Home Health Care and Methodist Home Care, proud members of LHC Group are seeking PRN Physical Therapists As a Physical Therapist, you will assist the physician in evaluating the patient''s functional status and physical therapy needs, to enhance the health, well-being and quality of life for your patients. All services will be done in accordance with ...
CRA Therapy specializes in providing school-based pediatric therapy services. We have become a trusted industry leader, providing quality special education services for our school partners across the United States. Our special education services include speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, sign language interpreting, school psychology, and more. CRA Therapy strives to empower s...
Tracking Code 204096 Job Description Twin Lakes Home Health part of the LHC Group As a Physical Therapist, you will assist the physician in evaluating the patient''s functional status and physical therapy needs, to enhance the health, well-being and quality of life for your patients. All services will be done in accordance with each patient's individual plan of care. Your specific duties for ...
Tracking Code 203838 Job Description Jackson Home Health, a proud member of LHC Group is seeking a full-time PT As aPhysical Therapist, you will assist the physician in evaluating the patient''s functional status and physical therapy needs, to enhance the health, well-being and quality of life for your patients. All services will be done in accordance with each patient's individual plan of car...
Responsible for the care, direction and progression of therapy patients and their treatments. Is a viable member of the therapeutic rehabilitation team and will assist in department maintenance, supervision of department staff as needed and delivering the best quality care possible. Is responsible for appropriate scheduling of therapy patients, completing the monthly productivity statistics in a t...
Tracking Code 204064 Job Description As a Physical Therapist, you will assist the physician in evaluating the patient''s functional status and physical therapy needs, to enhance the health, well-being and quality of life for your patients. All services will be done in accordance with each patient's individual plan of care. Your specific duties for this role will include: Provides services wit...
Tracking Code 204067 Job Description As a Physical Therapist, you will assist the physician in evaluating the patient''s functional status and physical therapy needs, to enhance the health, well-being and quality of life for your patients. All services will be done in accordance with each patient's individual plan of care. Your specific duties for this role will include: Provides services wit...
Tracking Code 203823 Job Description Access Home Health Agency part of the LHC Group As a Physical Therapist, you will assist the physician in evaluating the patient''s functional status and physical therapy needs, to enhance the health, well-being and quality of life for your patients. All services will be done in accordance with each patient's individual plan of care. Your specific duties f...
Tracking Code 204062 Job Description HomeCall Home Care, a proud member of LHC Group, has an immediate need for an experienced Physical Therapist. Part Time Weekends As a Physical Therapist, you will assist the physician in evaluating the patient''s functional status and physical therapy needs, to enhance the health, well-being and quality of life for your patients. All services will be done i...

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