Saturday, October 10, 2009

Physical Therapist Job Description

Physical therapists (PTs) help patients, including accident victims and individuals with disabling conditions such as low back pain, arthritis, fractures, head injuries, and cerebral palsy, by providing services that restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities. They restore, maintain, and promote overall fitness and health.

Median Annual Earnings in the Industries Employing the Largest Numbers of Physical Therapists (U.S., 2006)

  • Home health care services: $70,920
  • Nursing care facilities: $68,650
  • General medical and surgical hospitals: $66,630
  • Offices of physicians: $65,900
  • Offices of physical, occupational and speech therapists, and audiologists: $65,150
great job with great money