Physical Therapy Career
Maximize your potential in physical therapy jobs
A physical therapy career entails mentoring patients and their families throughout the healing process. PTs evaluate conditions and customize individual treatment plans to improve flexibility, motor control, range of motion and the patient’s overall health. In addition, physical therapy jobs can be physically demanding; since PTs are required to help patients sit, stand and walk, a physical therapist career requires PTs to be in good health.
Your physical therapy career can take you anywhere!
As a PT, your career in physical therapy exposes you to a variety of healthcare settings. Apply online today and you could work in one or more travel therapy jobs each year; in clinics, orthopedic treatment centers, hospitals and rehabilitation facilities.
The average hourly compensation for physical therapists ranges from a minimum of $40 up to $50 per hour. Hourly pay, completion bonuses, plus a complete benefits package are why many therapists choose Travel Force therapy jobs.
Physical Therapy Career Benefits
Physical Therapy Career Tools
Learn more about physical therapy schools and specialization
Before obtaining licensure, physical therapists (PTs) must graduate from accredited physical therapy schools, as well as pass state licensing exams. The educational background in a physical therapy career is comprised of graduate level (masters or Ph.D.) coursework in biology, chemistry and physics; certifications in physical therapy career specialties behoove the PT, as they result in improved public health, and, in many cases, increased salaries in physical therapy jobs.
Seek specialist certification in your physical therapist careers
Achieve excellence through physical therapy credentialing
As many as 8,408 PTs have enhanced their physical therapy careers, as well as the health of the general public by obtaining certification from The American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) in the following areas:
- CCS (Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Certified Specialist)
- ECS (Clinical Electrophysiologic Certified Specialist)
- GCS (Geriatric Certified Specialist)
- NCS (Neurologic Certified Specialist)
- OCS (Orthopaedic Certified Specialist)
- PCS (Pediatric Certified Specialist)
- SCS (Sports Certified Specialist)
- WCS (Women's Health Certified Specialist)
Travel Force Staffing can help you specialize in your physical therapy career
Take advantage of our free Continuing Education (CE) Benefits
In the U.S., every state regulates licenses for physical therapists independently; however, every state mandates the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE); after successful completion of this test, PTs must continue learning throughout their physical therapy careers. See a sampling of courses offered through Travel Force, free with physical therapist career benefits.
Travel Force offers free continuing education for physical therapists
- We offer online continuingeducation courses that provide PTs on assignment real-time testing and printableCE certificates—also available in Podcast.
- CE credits help PTs advance in their career in physical therapy by fulfilling state board requirements for licensure.
Physical therapy career experiences vary by state
Enhance your physical therapist career by joining National Organizations
The Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) is an excellent resource for PT students preparing for their physical therapy careers:
- Get a comprehensive overview of the National Therapy Examination (NPTE); arrange to study for and/or take the test.
- Visit the FSBT site to access contact information for state by state Physical Therapy Boards.
- Review the fundamentals of your physical therapy career by using FSBT’s Practice Review Tool, an initiative that allows PTs to compare their skills and competency level to current entry-level practice.
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) represents more than 74,000 members and fosters advances in physical therapy careers. To join APTA, just go www.apta.org.
- Advance your physical therapy career by applying for the APTA Recognition of Advanced Proficiency Program: candidates must demonstrate advanced proficiency in a specified area of work, i.e. Musculoskeletal, Neuromuscular, Geriatric, Pediatric, Cardiovascular/Pulmonary, and/or Integumentary.
- Additional APTA honors and awards fall under the categories of Education, Practice and Service, Publications and Research.
At Travel Force, our therapy career resources advance your physical therapy career by putting you in touch with the latest news, relocation, financial and social networking tools, as well as licensure and invaluable continuing education information.
What are you waiting for? Apply with Travel Force Staffing today and start your physical therapy job search immediately. We have physical therapist jobs ready to fill now!
Call us at 800-617-0608 or Apply Online Now