Physical Therapist

Start with a potentially surprising fact: Physical therapists (or physiotherapists) are doctors. Unlike their general practitioner peers, however, PTs, as they're nicknamed, spend extended periods with their patients and rely on movement—not medicine—for treatment.

PT Salary Comparison

Occupational Therapist
Physical Therapist
Physical Therapist Assistants/Aides

Best Schools

1University of Delaware
2University of Pittsburgh
3University of Southern California
4Washington University, St. Louis

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"Interview other therapists who are working in the field or type of setting you think you are interested in. This will help you get a clearer, more realistic picture of what it is like to be the type of PT you think you want to be."

Rick Olderman (MSPT)

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