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Physical Therapists

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

Quick Facts


Well above the statewide median
$47.82 / hour    Read more about wages


Well above statewide average
Growth rate:  20.5%    Read more about outlook


Graduate degree (any type) is typically required.

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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