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Could you describe one of your typical work days weeks?

I'm a senior at Brennan High school and i am interested in the medical field (Physical therapy) and i would like to know more about the process of becoming a physical therapist. #physical-therapist #physical-therapy #medicine #physical #therapy


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Alyx’s Answer

It depends.
There are multiple different settings you can choose as a physical therapist. Most positions are weekdays, but some require evenings and weekends.

A typical work day usually includes treating patients, evaluating patients, completing recertifications and progress notes, daily notes, supervising PTAs, cleaning.
For inpatient PT's, you're likely only to see your patient for 3days at most. For inpatient rehab/nursing homes/assisted living facilities you're likely to keep your patients for 1+ months.

In order to become a physical therapist, you need a Bachelor's degree. It can be in anything, but you have to take classes to meet the pre-requisites of the Doctoral program you wish to attend.
Check out: http://www.ptcas.org/CareersEducation/
You can click on a number of links to see different schools and their requirements.

You must meet their prerequisites, get shadowing hours, take the GRE, apply, interview, and hopefully get into PT school.

Alyx recommends the following next steps:

View: http://www.ptcas.org/CareersEducation/
Get your Bachelor's
Shadow Physical Therapists in mutiple fields
Study hard
Research schools

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Updated Translate

Alyx’s Answer

It depends.
There are multiple different settings you can choose as a physical therapist. Most positions are weekdays, but some require evenings and weekends.

A typical work day usually includes treating patients, evaluating patients, completing recertifications and progress notes, daily notes, supervising PTAs, cleaning.
For inpatient PT's, you're likely only to see your patient for 3days at most. For inpatient rehab/nursing homes/assisted living facilities you're likely to keep your patients for 1+ months.

In order to become a physical therapist, you need a Bachelor's degree. It can be in anything, but you have to take classes to meet the pre-requisites of the Doctoral program you wish to attend.
Check out: http://www.ptcas.org/CareersEducation/
You can click on a number of links to see different schools and their requirements.

You must meet their prerequisites, get shadowing hours, take the GRE, apply, interview, and hopefully get into PT school.

Alyx recommends the following next steps:

View: http://www.ptcas.org/CareersEducation/
Get your Bachelor's
Shadow Physical Therapists in mutiple fields
Study hard
Research schools

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