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For any High School/College students interested in choosing this field.
Physical Therapy is a medical practice in which a license health care professional help patients reduce pain and improve/restore mobility after an injury or surgery.
Median Salary is $80,000. NJ is the third highest paid state for PT earning $82,800 Work either in: outpatient clinic, inpatient rehab center, home, office, fitness center etc.. Takes about 3-4 yrs to get a degree in PT.
There are three different fields in PT: Inpatient/Outpatient Physical Therapy Research Base Sports Medicine
Some good undergraduate degrees › Biology (Pre-Med) › Athletic Training › Health Promotion & Fitness Management › Physical Therapy Assistant Try to Major in Health Science
Every PT school as somewhat the same pre-requisite. Pre-requisite are prior courses needed to take more advance courses.
Usually pre-requisite courses: › Anatomy and/or Physiology I and II › Biology › Chemistry I and II › Physics › Social and Behavioral Science › Statistics
Some PT do a joint undergrad/PT degree Ex: Stockton College of New Jersey › Pre- Physical Therapy (7 year program) 4 yrs undergraduate, 3 yrs PT
Like any school there is a process and requirements that have to be met. Every school is different. IMPORTANT to do your research
Research PT program and schools › Sample of what to look for in order of importance PT ProgramStaffSchool’s AccreditationLocation
Receive a Bachelor Degree Complete Pre-Requisite Courses Obtain Physical Therapy Experience Complete the recommended amount Have Hours verified by a PT Pass any exam like MCAT Look at what the program request
Hold a 3.0+ GPA Obtain Official Transcript 3 appropriate references 1 from a license Physical Therapist Other 2 from professor or a professional in the health field Submit a completed application early
It also doesn’t hurt to do a little extra › Join/Create a Club › Do Volunteer work › Get different certifications You need to show the Board of Admission that YOU are UNIQUE
Employment in PT is growing fast then expected. Demand for therapist has sky rocketed Expected to grow by 40% by 2020
Making a Difference Be a Movement Expert Enjoy Job Security Love You Job Choose Your Location Be and Entrepreneur Reference: http://www.apta.org/PTCareers/Benefits/http://www.apta.org/PTCareers/Benefits/
US News & World Report issued a list of “best jobs” in 2012 Physical Therapy Ranked 4 th best job in health care Ranked 8 th overall best job 4 8