Physical Therapy Jobs

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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Physical Therapy / Physical Therapy Asst. Keystone Home Health is interested in hiring a FT/PT Physical Therapist and Physical Therapist Assistant. Our outstanding therapy team provides skilled home health therapy services in Pinellas and Pasco County. 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. ...
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...
Responsible to the Director of Rehabilitative, Orthopaedic, and Diabetes Services, the Physical Therapist provides quality patient care/documentation in the area of Physical Therapy. Duties are carried out within the framework established by the Department of Professional Regulations as promulgated within Standards of Practice and in full compliance with standards as set forth by The Joint Commiss...
PHYSICAL THERAPISTS PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSISTANTS RN’s Foothills Visiting Nurse & Home Care, Inc. has been recognized as one of the Top Home Care Agencies in the country for the past seven consecutive years. We have immediate openings for full-time and per diem physical therapists, physical therapy assistants and RN’s. We offer excellent salaries, visit rates and benefits. Please submit resu...
Tracking Code 203589 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 204223 Job Description LHC HomeCare of South Alabama of Andalusia 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 ...
Tracking Code 204222 Job Description Alabama HomeCare of Cullman 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...
Tracking Code 204207 Job Description HouseCalls Home Health, a proud member of LHC Group is seeking a Full Time Physical Therapist. Sign on Bonus of up to $10,000 for a three year commitment 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. A...
Tracking Code 204198 Job Description Extendicare Home Health of West Tennessee, 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 ...
Employee Type: Adjunct Manages Others: No Required Education: Bachelor’s degree or higher Required Experience: At least 5 years Required Travel: No Relocation Covered: No Job Description: Are you a dedicated and enthusiastic physical therapy professional ready to make a difference by educating students who are eager to train as physical therapist assistants? Bring your talents and skills to...
www.premierortho.com Physical Therapist/Physical Therapy Assistant Premier Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Assoc.,the largest provider of outpatient physical therapy located throughout Delaware and Chester Counties, is looking for a qualified candidate for the following positions: Full Time Physical Therapist - West Chester location Full Time Physical Therapist - Brinton Lake location Premier o...
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...
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...
Lorian Health is a growing home health agency seeking energetic members to join our team of skilled professionals. Lorian is currently looking for top notch Physical Therapists (PT) and Physical Therapist Assistants (PTA) to provide optimum therapy care to our Southern California patients on the weekends. There are numerous territories available wich include areas in San Diego County, Riverside Co...
As a Physical Therapist Assistant / PTA, Your goal is to restore, enhance and increase functionality. Our goal is to give you the support you need to make a positive impact on every patient in your care. At Aegis Therapies we're as committed to making a difference as you are. Putting patients first. It's what building a career with Aegis Therapies is all about. Essential Job Functions Assist in ...
PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSISTANT (PTA) Westfield*, MA and other areas in Massachusetts MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF CHILDREN! Joining Thom's Early Intervention Program means joining the largest program of its kind in Massachusetts. Our Early Intervention teams provide services to eligible children, birth to three years old, and their families. You will have on-going supervision and paid continui...
Princeton HealthCare System is a leading provider of healthcare services. As a respected nonprofit, community teaching system, we offer compassionate care supported by advanced technologies and an outstanding medical staff. Over 97% of our physicians have achieved board certification, the hallmark of professional excellence. Through our academic and clinical affiliations with institutions includin...
Under the general supervision of department management and the direct supervision of Staff Physical Therapists, will administer a variety of therapeutic modalities, exercises and procedures. Will also assist in: medical records, upkeep of department appearance and equipment, and provide any support help needed for improved department functioning. May also be responsible for the routine day to day ...

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