Thought provoking questions. The first thing I can tell you and I tell all my families. "I LOVE WHAT I DO!" I feel like I make an impact on the child's life. I teach families how to work their child to help him or her achieve milestones such as sitting, crawling, standing, and walking. It is super exciting to see the child achieve a skill you have worked on for so long.
1.) Job Satisfaction.
Physical Therapy is ranked among the top careers for job satisfaction.
2.) Job Growth
Jobs for Physical Therapists are expected to grow by 34% by the year 2024 (much faster than average)
And for Physical Therapy Assistants: job growth by 40% by the year 2014 (much faster than average)
3.) Ability to change your practice setting without changing your career.
The American Physical Therapy Association offers a variety of special interest groups Acute Care Profile | Website
Aquatics Profile | Website
Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Profile | Website
Clinical Electrophysiology and Wound Management Profile | Website
Education Profile | Website
Federal Profile | Website
Geriatrics Profile | Website
Hand and Upper Extremity Profile | Website
Health Policy and Administration Profile | Website
Home Health Profile | Website
Neurology Profile | Website
Oncology Profile | Website
Orthopaedics Profile | Website
Pediatrics Profile | Website
Private Practice Profile | Website
Research Profile | Website
Sports Profile | Website
Women's Health Profile | Website
Interested in Physical Therapy as a career? Explore Universities and the APTA, the American Physical Therapy Association. www.apta.org. Reach out to your local Hospital, Outpatient Clinic, Early Intervention Agency to Interview a Physical Therapist or Physical Therapist Assistant, shadow a Therapist in different settings to really get a feel.
I feel so blessed and so fortunate to do what I do!
Thanks for reading!