Physical Therapists

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Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), Home Care Physical Therapist (Home Care PT), Inpatient Physical Therapist (Inpatient PT), Pediatric Physical Therapist (Pediatric PT)

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What they do:
Assess, plan, organize, and participate in rehabilitative programs that improve mobility, relieve pain, increase strength, and improve or correct disabling conditions resulting from disease or injury.
On the job, you would:
  • Plan, prepare, or carry out individually designed programs of physical treatment to maintain, improve, or restore physical functioning, alleviate pain, or prevent physical dysfunction in patients.
  • Perform and document an initial exam, evaluating data to identify problems and determine a diagnosis prior to intervention.
  • Record prognosis, treatment, response, and progress in patient's chart or enter information into computer.



  • customer service
  • management


  • therapy and counseling
  • medicine and dentistry

Math and Science

  • psychology
  • biology

Arts and Humanities

  • English language


Basic Skills

  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information


  • looking for ways to help people
  • understanding people's reactions

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it



  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say

Ideas and Logic

  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • notice when problems happen

Hand and Finger Use

  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • put together small parts with your fingers


  • pay attention to something without being distracted


People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Concern for Others
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Social Orientation
  • Cooperation
  • Self Control


You might use software like this on the job:

Medical software

  • eClinicalWorks EHR software Hot Technology
  • MEDITECH software Hot Technology

Word processing software

  • Exercise routine creation software
  • Microsoft Word Hot Technology

Spreadsheet software

  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology


Education: (rated 5 of 5)
doctoral degree or
master's degree
usually needed

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