What growth opportunities are there in the field of physical therapy?
I'm a female, 19 years old. I'm studying Rehabilitation Technician at Job Corps to become a Physical Therapist Assistants.
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Deborah R. Brandt, PT, DPT, CMA
So, don't forget about telehealth, along with the many other opportunities for growth in physical therapy. I think it will become increasingly important and widely available
Deborah R. recommends the following next steps:
There are so many specialties that you can choose from. If you like sports you can specialized in orthopedic and sports medicine. You can work in private practice, acute care, subacute, pediatrics, home care, schools, corporation as a consultant. If you want to manage you can become a Rehab Manager, Supervisor or Director. I only need a few growth opportunities.
It's a beautiful and rewarding profession.
You will always have a job.
I am glad you are already beginning to look are career potential! Growth in any field often varies by state. I recommend checking out onetonline.org. This site will give you expected growth for many jobs based on state and in the national average. Hope this helps!