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Therapist, Physical
Summary Job Description Education Skills, Abilities and Interests More Information

ActivitiesAssess, plan, organize, and participate in rehabilitative programs that improve mobility, relieve pain, increase strength, and decrease or prevent deformity of patients suffering from disease or injury.

OutlookFaster-than-average-job growth

Median Income$72,800 per year in 2008

Work Context & ConditionsPhysical therapists practice in hospitals, clinics, and private offices that have specially equipped facilities, or they treat patients in hospital rooms, homes, or schools.

Minimum Education RequirementsMaster's Degree

SkillsLearning Strategies, Monitoring, Critical Thinking, Instructing, Active Listening, Writing, Service Orientation, Time Management, Active Learning, Complex Problem Solving, Judgment and Decision Making, Reading Comprehension, Speaking, Science

AbilitiesOral Expression, Problem Sensitivity, Written Comprehension, Inductive Reasoning, Written Expression, Oral Comprehension

InterviewsMatthew Scherer