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What is a physical therapist outlook? Is this career easily employable?


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Karen’s Answer

The career outlook for physical therapists is very good. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth in this field will be 18% over the next 10 years, which is much higher than average. You'll want to start out by majoring in sciences in college. Then, you'd likely get a master's degree in physical therapy. I have a close friend who is a physical therapist. She enjoys her career and is easily employable. Hope this helps!

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Miriam’s Answer

So glad you are considering a career in physical therapy! As a physical therapist, I may be personally biased but I believe it is a truly rewarding profession that I’ve advised my own relatives to pursue. This career field is in high demand, and it is relatively easy to find employment in the geographic area of your choosing. There are also a wide variety of employment settings to choose from - schools, hospitals, outpatient therapy clinics, skilled nursing facilities, inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, and more. With the flexibility, high demand, and competitive compensation, I don’t hesitate to recommend this field as a solid career choice to anyone.

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