PHYSICAL THERAPY is a profession that is full of possibilities and it is ranked amoung the top professions in terms of job satisfaction. Movement is essential to life and physical therapists (PT's) are movement experts that help to rehabilitate and restore movement function. PT's are clinicians, researchers, educators, etc. and can be found in outpatient clinics, hospitals, assisted living facilities, working with sports teams, etc. Research is a big part of the profession; PTs are always conducting research to help improve patient movement, function, and treatment.
To be a PT you must obtain a graduate degree (doctor of physical therapy, DPT) from an accrediated program. Most programs are three years long. Upon passing the licensure exam, you can practice in any setting/specialty of PT that you wish (inpatient, outpatient, pediatrics, sports, neurologic, cardio/pulmonary, etc.). The profession of PT also offers various residency/fellowship programs that allow students to take a fast track to a clinical specialty certification.
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