The Future is So Bright Physical Therapists Will Have to Wear Shades!
Physical therapists are in demand big time these days as more and more “baby boomers” are reaching retirement.
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With the population of the United States seeing a shift towards higher numbers of “boomers” becoming senior citizens, comes more age-related concerns including risk-for-fall, post-fall rehab and many other needs for physical therapy.
So what does this mean for students seeking a career in physical therapy?
The job outlook is fantastic. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor(1), between 2012-2022 there will be job growth of 36% in the physical therapy field. Some other quick stats:
Number of jobs in 2012: (204,200)
Additional jobs available between now and 2022: (73,500)
2012 Median Pay: $38.39
Those are some pretty decent numbers!
Watch the video below as a recent PT graduate shares a few things about her college experience.
(1) Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Physical Therapists,
on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/physical-therapists.htm (visited May 22, 2015).
(2) Video courtesy of Dr.Kit.Org https://www.drkit.org/physicaltherapydptstudent/