Physical Therapist Career Path
How it works
A Physical Therapist has many responsibilities’. A Physical therapists (PTs) are highly-educated, licensed health care professionals who can help patients reduce pain and improve or restore mobility. The average salary range for a Physical Therapist is about $86,850 a year, but if you love what you do them money isn’t the issue. There are a lot of businesses that hire a Physical Therapist we still need more of them we will never have enough people to help people. Not just anybody can become a Physical Therapist you have to have special skills to be successful in this career like the following: The passion for helping people, patience, honesty, good communication skills, and good listening.
You would need these skills because it’s not always easy to work with others, because not everybody is the same. You have to let your patients feel like they are family to you, and that you care for them dearly like you do your own. If you are interested in this career it is very likely that you will find a job because we need a lot of people and there is always room for more.
Having a thought about becoming a Physical Therapist anyone can have, but actually taking the time and getting the proper education to become a Physical Therapist is the part that people stop at. You will need a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree, and a bachelor’s degree. There are a lot of colleges that have a physical therapist major like: University of Florida, University of Miami, and University of Delaware. I personally like the University of Miami. The University of Miami works well with what I want to major in because I will have enough to pay my tuition. To stay on campus, it would be $68,458 and with my major I would make $86,850 a year at least, so I wouldn’t have to worry about money issues. If I have loans to pay off after school, I would use 50% of my pay check to pay college debts off.
In my Opinion:
Personally, I think a Physical Therapist fits me as a person great, because I love to help people and put other people first before I do myself. I always try and make everybody feel better when they are down or upset. I personally just like to see people smile, laugh, and do great things, and it makes me feel even better when I know that I just helped somebody who really needed it. I always try to have a positive vibe with people and try to have a great energy. It isn’t always about the money to me if I enjoy what I’m doing I’m going to continue to keep doing it.