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Benefits of a Career in Physical Therapy

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 1, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Physical TherapyIf you are interested in working in the healthcare industry and want to help other people, a great career to pursue would be to become a physical therapist. There is a range of different benefits that come to those who work in physical therapy.

Job Satisfaction

One of the main benefits of working as a physical therapist is that you will have great job satisfaction. Physical therapists tend to have very high overall rates of employment satisfaction. This is due to the fact that they are able to help people on a daily basis recover from injuries and see how their work is able to improve lives.

Job Security and Employment Growth

Another advantage of becoming a physical therapist is that there is incredible job security and employment growth. Due to the aging population, the need for physical therapists and other healthcare professionals is continuing to grow. Today, there are close to 200,000 licensed physical therapist around the country. Furthermore, there are going to be more than another 50,000 needed in the coming years. This will not only result in low unemployment, but should result in higher pay as different employers will continue to compete for therapists.

Live Where You Want

The third advantage of becoming a physical therapist is that you will be able to live anywhere you want. Physical therapy is a need in all areas of the country and in towns of all sizes. This means that you will be able to find a job no matter where you want. In fact, some larger hospital organizations provide therapists with the option to work in a rotating environment in which they move to a new city every six to twelve months. This is ideal for anyone that is seeking a new adventure in their lives.

If you are considering a career in physical therapy, contact us to learn more and how to get started.


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