Physical Therapy

Career Advice
Job and Internship Listings
Sample Employers and Opportunities
Professional Associations



Physical therapy involves treatment through physical means for people disabled by illness, accident, or congenital handicap. Physical therapy seeks to improve mobility, relieve pain, or minimize permanent physical disabilities.  (Occupational Outlook Handbook)


Career Advice

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA): Career Development

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA): "Who are Physical Therapists?"

Occupational Outlook Handbook: Physical Therapists

ExploreHealthCareers.org: Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants


Job and Internship Listings

Allied Health Jobs.com:  Job and Internship Listings include those for occupational and physical therapists, radiology technicians and speech-language pathologists.

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) job bank

HealthcareSource: job listings by hospital or facility

HealtheCareers Network: nursing and medical job and internship listings, articles on self-assessment and career strategy.

Therapy Jobs


Sample Employers and Opportunities

Hospitals
Nursing homes
Sports medicine facilities
Rehabilitation centers
Physician offices, particularly orthopedic


Professional Associations

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)



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