Your Physical Therapy Career

Physical Therapy Jobs

Looking for physical therapy jobs? We’re staffing physical therapists and physical therapist assistants across the United States, complete with top pay and amazing benefits. From local and travel assignments, you’ll find the physical therapy career opportunity you’re seeking at CareerStaff.

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What is Physical Therapy?

Physical therapists are dedicated to helping patients manage pain and improve their physical mobility. As you build your physical therapy career, you’ll learn a variety of techniques, exercises, and methods to enhance your patients’ quality of life.

What Do Physical Therapists Do?

Physical therapists are responsible for;

  • Diagnosing mobility issues and developing personalized treatment plans.
  • Educating patients about their conditions and how to perform therapeutic exercises.
  • Treating patients with hands-on exercises, stretches, equipment, and massage techniques.

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How to become a physical therapist:

Ready to pursue your physical therapy career? To become a physical therapist, you’ll need to:
 
1. Earn a bachelor’s degree in a related field.
2. Complete a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program.
3. Pass the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE).
4. Pass your state’s licensure requirements.

How much do physical therapists make?

The average annual salary for physical therapy jobs is $97,960, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This can typically range from $80,000–$107,000, depending on your location, experience, and certifications.

How long does it take to become a physical therapist?

It typically takes 7-8 years to start your physical therapy career:
 
● 4 years for a bachelor’s degree.
● 3 years for a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program. During the program, you’ll gain clinical experience through internships, labs, and rotations.

Where do physical therapists work?

Looking for a hospital job, or would you prefer to work in a rehab facility? Thanks to our reputation as a leading clinical job provider, we have both local and travel physical therapy jobs available in a wide variety of settings:
 
●  State, local, and private hospitals
●  Rehab facilities
●  Outpatient clinics
●  Schools and educational facilities
Skilled nursing and long-term care facilities

What skills do you need to become a physical therapist?

As a physical therapist, you’ll be able to change your patients’ lives and transform their overall well-being. The best physical therapists have a balanced set of skills, including:


●  Effective communication for educating and assisting patients.
●  Empathy and compassion for patients’ conditions.
●  Analytical thinking when assessing patient conditions and developing effective treatment plans.
●  Manual dexterity to perform hands-on techniques and exercises.
●  Flexibility and resourcefulness in adjusting treatment plans based on patient progress or setbacks.

PT and PTA Jobs Across the USA

Physical therapist treats patient's knee on medical bed
Female physical therapist assisting male patient on the parallel bars

At CareerStaff, we’re your source for great PT and PTA jobs and your partner in career planning, too. We specialize in offering the finest clinical candidates to health facilities across the country. As such, we have a huge variety of opportunities for qualified individuals, including:

  • Long-term and temporary jobs
  • Local and travel assignments
  • Jobs in leading hospitals and skilled nursing facilities
  • Positions in outpatient clinicis