Physical Therapist

What does a Physical Therapist do?
Physical therapists are healthcare professionals who diagnose and treat individuals of all ages, from newborns to the very oldest, who have medical problems or other health-related conditions, illnesses, or injuries that limits their abilities to move and perform functional activities. Physical therapists examine each individual and develop a plan using treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability.

How do you prepare?
If you want to be a Physical Therapist, a post-baccalaureate degree from an accredited physical therapy program is needed. All states regulate the practice of physical therapy, which usually requires passing scores on national and state examinations.

What’s the pay like?
As a Physical Therapist in Iowa you can expect to earn approximately $68,270 a year, according to Iowa Workforce Development.

For more information
about careers in this field, click here
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