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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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Unit: THERAPY / REHAB Flexible Per-Diem Shifts Available Now at Multiple Facilities in the Area! - Competitive Pay Rate - First Called / Last Canceled - 401k w/ Company Match - Weekly Pay / Direct Deposit Looking for a challenge and rewarding career? Can you accept change, adapt well, fit in, and be independent? If you are a Physical Therapist with flexibility and motivation to Expand Your E...
Unit: THERAPY / REHAB Flexible Per-Diem Shifts Available Now at Multiple Facilities in the Area! - Competitive Pay Rate - First Called / Last Canceled - 401k w/ Company Match - Weekly Pay / Direct Deposit Looking for a challenge and rewarding career? Can you accept change, adapt well, fit in, and be independent? If you are an Physical Therapist with flexibility and motivation to Expand Your ...
Flexible Per Diem Jobs Available Now at Multiple Facilities in the Area! - Competitive Pay Rate - First Called / Last Canceled - 401k w/ Company Match - Weekly Pay / Direct Deposit Looking for a challenge and rewarding career? Can you accept change, adapt well, fit in, and be independent? If you are a PTA with flexibility and motivation to Expand Your Experience, look no further. If you consi...
Flexible Per Diem Jobs Available Now at Multiple Facilities in the Area! - Competitive Pay Rate - First Called / Last Canceled - 401k w/ Company Match - Weekly Pay / Direct Deposit Looking for a challenge and rewarding career? Can you accept change, adapt well, fit in, and be independent? If you are a PTA with flexibility and motivation to Expand Your Experience, look no further. If you consi...
Unit: THERAPY / REHAB Flexible Per-Diem Shifts Available Now at Multiple Facilities in the Area! - Competitive Pay Rate - First Called / Last Canceled - 401k w/ Company Match - Weekly Pay / Direct Deposit Looking for a challenge and rewarding career? Can you accept change, adapt well, fit in, and be independent? If you are a Physical Therapist with flexibility and motivation to Expand Your E...
Unit: THERAPY / REHAB Flexible Per-Diem Shifts Available Now at Multiple Facilities in the Area! - Competitive Pay Rate - First Called / Last Canceled - 401k w/ Company Match - Weekly Pay / Direct Deposit Looking for a challenge and rewarding career? Can you accept change, adapt well, fit in, and be independent? If you are a Physical Therapist with flexibility and motivation to Expand Your E...
Unit: THERAPY / REHAB Flexible Per-Diem Shifts Available Now at Multiple Facilities in the Area! - Competitive Pay Rate - First Called / Last Canceled - 401k w/ Company Match - Weekly Pay / Direct Deposit Looking for a challenge and rewarding career? Can you accept change, adapt well, fit in, and be independent? If you are a Physical Therapist with flexibility and motivation to Expand Your E...
Unit: THERAPY / REHAB Flexible Per-Diem Shifts Available Now at Multiple Facilities in the Area! - Competitive Pay Rate - First Called / Last Canceled - 401k w/ Company Match - Weekly Pay / Direct Deposit Looking for a challenge and rewarding career? Can you accept change, adapt well, fit in, and be independent? If you are a Physical Therapist with flexibility and motivation to Expand Your E...
Unit: THERAPY / REHAB Flexible Per-Diem Shifts Available Now at Multiple Facilities in the Area! - Competitive Pay Rate - First Called / Last Canceled - 401k w/ Company Match - Weekly Pay / Direct Deposit Looking for a challenge and rewarding career? Can you accept change, adapt well, fit in, and be independent? If you are a Physical Therapist with flexibility and motivation to Expand Your E...
Unit: THERAPY / REHAB Local Contracts with Guaranteed Hours Available Now at Multiple Facilities in the Area! - Competitive Pay Rate - First Called / Last Canceled - 401k w/ Company Match - Weekly Pay / Direct Deposit Looking for a challenge and rewarding career? Can you accept change, adapt well, fit in, and be independent? If you are a Physical Therapist with flexibility and motivation to ...
Tracking Code 201188 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 wi...
Tracking Code 201186 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 wi...
Tracking Code 201196 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 wi...
Tracking Code 201414 Job Description North East Washington Home Health 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 ...
Tracking Code 201473 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 wi...
Tracking Code 201621 Job Description Fayette Medical Center HomeCare 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 d...
Tracking Code 201608 Job Description Marion Regional HomeCare 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 202056 Job Description Alabama HomeCare proud member 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 fo...
Tracking Code 202155 Job Description Jefferson Home Care - Pine Bluff, AR seeking applicants for a PRN 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 indiv...
Tracking Code 202412 Job Description Coosa Valley HomeCare 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 t...

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Physical Therapist

Salaries

$54,000.00 - $95,680.00
Typical Salary for Physical Therapist
(398 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

Education / Training

Doctorate
44.3%
Master's
36.2%
Bachelor's
12.1%
Professional
4%
Some College Coursework Completed
2%
(149 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

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