Assess, plan, organize, and participate in rehabilitative programs that improve mobility, relieve pain, increase strength, and improve or correct disabling conditions resulting from disease or injury.
Entry Level: $38.81/hr
Growth for Physical Therapists
|2017 Jobs||2028 Jobs||Change (2018-2028)||% Change (2018-2028)
Industries Employing Physical Therapists
|Industry||Occupation Jobs in Industry (2017)||% of Occupation in Industry (2017)||% of Total Jobs in Industry (2017)
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals||158||27.2%||0.9%
|Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists ||135||23.3%||18.8%
|Home Health Care Services||94||16.1%||1.6%
|Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)||55||9.5%||0.8%
|Offices of Physicians (except Mental Health Specialists)||39||6.8%||0.4%
- Plan, prepare, or carry out individually designed programs of physical treatment to maintain, improve, or restore physical functioning, alleviate pain, or prevent physical dysfunction in patients.
- Perform and document an initial exam, evaluating data to identify problems and determine a diagnosis prior to intervention.
- Evaluate effects of treatment at various stages and adjust treatments to achieve maximum benefit.
- Identify and document goals, anticipated progress, and plans for reevaluation.
- Record prognosis, treatment, response, and progress in patient’s chart or enter information into computer.