The demand for physical therapists is greater than ever and is expected to increase by over 100% over the next decade. This is a great field to enter, as the opportunities for growth and job security are high and will continue to grow. There’s also the added benefit of being able to get trained and certified as a physical therapist through part time and online courses.
Physical therapists work in many different settings – rehabilitation centers, hospitals, physical therapy centers, in-home treatments, gyms and fitness centers, senior facilities and more. Depending on the setting and employment status (full time or part time), physical therapists can easily earn high five figure salaries and sometimes even into six figures. In addition to the financial rewards, there’s also the emotional satisfaction of knowing you’re helping people recover from injuries and return to their normal, productive lives.
There are a number of good physical therapist degree programs available online. Some will also arrange for local internship positions and even full time post-degree employment. If you think physical therapy is something you’re well suited for, search for a reputable program – read reviews, contact people who’ve graduated and make sure the school is properly accredited.