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Would the work involve any lifestyle changes, such as frequent travel or late night business entertainment?

I’m a brennan student at brennan high school and I am interested in going into physical therapy. I am interested in how the body works and how the body can heal itself. physical-therapy medicine

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Rodolfo’s Answer

Nope. Usual day shift schedule. Never had late night entertainment meetings other than occasional happy hours with coworkers.
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Sam’s Answer

Hi Christina,
Physical Therapy is an excellent and rewarding career where you can make a major difference in many people's lives, through rehabilitation and injury prevention. PT programs at universities can be quite competitive, however, after successful completion your professional skills will be in high demand. Generally speaking, a career in PT doesn't require travel or late night business. Most jobs have well defined hours and your place of work is consistent, in a setting like a hospital or outpatient clinic. However, you may need to travel to the occasional professional development course to continue your learning and maintain your license. If you enjoy studying the body and helping people have a better quality of life, PT might be the perfect career for you!
Cheers, Sam

Sam recommends the following next steps:

Find a physical therapy clinic near you and ask if you can shadow a PT for a day
Take a look at the list of Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) programs around the country: http://aptaapps.apta.org/ptcas/programlist.aspx
Talk with a guidance counselor on the best path to a DPT program (look for bachelor degree programs in a health-related field)
Another career similar to physical therapy to consider is Athletic Training
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