A physical therapist (PT) helps patients to regain movement and deal with pain after an injury or illness.
A three-year doctor of physical therapy degree is required to obtain these positions. A student typically must first have a four-year bachelor’s degree just to get into the PT program. That's 7 years of college!
The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.
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PTs typically work in physical therapy offices, hospitals, and nursing care facilities. This position may require heavy lifting and standing on your feet for much of the day.
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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
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