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: $39.46/hr
Growth for Physical Therapists
|2018 Jobs||2029 Jobs||Change (2018-2029)||% Change (2018-2029)
Industries Employing Physical Therapists
|Industry||Occupation Jobs in Industry (2018)||% of Occupation in Industry (2018)||% of Total Jobs in Industry (2018)
|Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists ||162||26.1%||18.6%
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals||151||24.4%||0.8%
|Home Health Care Services||105||16.9%||1.8%
|Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)||55||8.9%||0.8%
|Offices of Physicians (except Mental Health Specialists)||38||6.0%||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.