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Physical Therapists

Help people who have injuries or illness improve their movement or manage their pain.

Quick Facts

Wages:

Well above the statewide median
$39.83 / hour    Read more about wages

Outlook:

Well above statewide average
Growth rate:  23.1%    Read more about outlook

Education:

Doctoral or professional degree is typical for entry. National Data

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Refer patients to other healthcare practitioners or health resources.
  • Treat patients using physical therapy techniques.
  • Record patient medical histories.
  • Conduct research to increase knowledge about medical issues.
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Job Title Examples:

Pediatric Physical Therapist
Registered Physical Therapist (RPT)
Rehabilitation Services Director

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