Physical Therapists


Assess, plan, organize, and participate in rehabilitative programs that improve mobility, relieve pain, increase strength, and improve or correct disabling conditions resulting from disease or injury.
Also called: Home Care Physical Therapist, Pediatric Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist (PT), Staff Physical Therapist (Staff PT)

Knowledge:

    Health
  • medicine and dentistry
  • therapy and counseling
    Business
  • customer service
  • management
    Math and Science
  • psychology
  • biology
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • talking to others
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    Social
  • looking for ways to help people
  • understanding people's reactions

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • communicate by writing
    Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • notice when problems happen
    Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Concern for Others
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Social Orientation
  • Self Control
  • Analytical Thinking

Technology:

    Medical software
  • Clinicient Insight
  • MEDITECH software
    Word processing software
  • Exercise routine creation software
  • Microsoft Word
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel

Education:

    master's degree
    doctoral degree
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