Physical Therapist Job Analysis

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During my sophomore in high school at Wausau East, my parents told me that in a couple years, I was going to college and I needed to start thinking about what I want to do for a living. I knew right away that it was going to be something dealing with healthcare, but what specifically, I did not know. There was, however, a class titled Young Adult Medicine that was all about exploring occupations in the healthcare field and it lit a fire beneath my big decision. On one of the tours and job shadows that my classmates and I went on, this one in particular was to the Sport and Spine Clinic in Wausau. Every second we got to witness just a sneak peek of what a physical therapist job is like, the more I was intrigued by it and I began to ask myself…show more content…
In my standards, that is pretty good, and it is definitely an amount which I can support my future family in their necessities. The job outlook for the next decade is calculated to be 34 percent growth, which is a growth of about 71,800 of jobs (“Physical Therapists”). That is a very promising statistic because the average anticipated growth for all occupations is around seven percent, and I am very glad to be interested in a career that has no chance of shrinking or dying. It is also said that all states require Physical Therapists to have a license (“Physical Therapist”). This ensures that no malpractice takes place and patient are treated with the best care they can…show more content…
It is an article titled: The Future of Physical Therapy Education: APTA’s Education Strategic Plan written by Michele Wojciechowski. I discovered that a long time ago, people who wanted to be a physical therapist would receive a bachelor’s degree in something related and then earn their official therapist certification (Wojciechowski 54). Since then, the occupation has evolved into a more advanced, knowledgeable subject in that a doctorate program was first introduced back in 1996 (Wojciechowski 54). I continued to read that in 2005, Dr. Janet Bezner, the American Physical Therapist Association Senior Vice President of Education, conducted this plan of how the physical therapist’s education path needs to change by the year 2020 to improve the profession in the future. Out of the eighteen specific steps that were agreed upon, one topic stood out: progressively better technology. The more improved, reliable technology that is taught to future therapists, the patients will receive a higher quality of
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