According to numerous national reporting agencies, the job outlook for competent physical therapists should remain strong well into the 21st century.
Although physical therapists may work in hospitals or medical centers, more than 70 percent are employed in rehab centers, sports facilities, home health settings, pediatric facilities, research institutions, nursing centers and many other large organizations. In addition, physical therapists may be employees or serve as owners or partners in private practice settings.
For further information on training, other qualifications, employment, job outlook, earnings and other sources, visit www.bls.gov/ooh/Healthcare/Physical-therapists.htm
According to a recent article in Yahoo! Financials, physical therapy is one of the fastest growing fields in the United States today. Here are the facts:
Median pay: $85,400
Top pay: $122,130
10-year job growth: 25%
Total jobs: 239,800
Personal satisfaction: A
Benefit to society: A
Low stress: C