Physical Therapy

Gwynn Durham

Physical Therapists help people who are sick or injured to manage their pain and recover.  

Physical Therapists need to be patient, kind, social, and willing to move around and be physically active on the job.  These skills are required because Physical Therapists have to help people that might take a while to recover and the places that they work in are usually very crowded.

Physical Therapists have to have a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.  Some of the courses required are biomechanics, anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and neuroscience.  To be a Physical Therapist you have to take four years of college and then grad school to further your education.

Baylor University has a program to become a Physical Therapist.

Physical Therapist earn about $79,860 per year and about $38.39 per hour on average.  A very experienced Physical Therapist can make up to about $120,000 per year and about $56.25 per hour.

Jobs in the future for Physical Therapy are growing to 36% which is much faster than many average occupations.  This career has a long future because many people get hurt or sick and the the help from Physical Therapist.

Physical Therapy might appeal to someone because everyday you get to help somebody and it is great for those people.

Similar careers to Physical Therapy are Occupational Therapists, Recreational Therapists, and Speech- Language Pathologists.

Physical Therapy interests me because I have had many injuries that have had to be treated by Physical Therapists and I want to help people like they helped me.



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