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Discover physical therapy openings by utilizing the job search above. Preferred has cultivated relationships with many excellent healthcare facilities over the years, and we have a selection of PT travel assignments to choose from. We also offer physical therapy per diem work, if you are looking for greater flexibility or to supplement income. Or, if you would like us to match you with future assignments, go ahead and apply now.
Physical Therapy Employment Information
On the whole, the demand for physical therapists continues to grow steadily. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment of PTs to grow 22% from 2018-2028, which is much faster than average. In general, physical therapy entails evaluating and treating injuries and restoring movement for patients.
Physical Therapist Salary Range
According to PayScale, physical therapist salaries typically range from around $60-90K per year, and the average PT salary is about $71K nationwide. Actual salaries can vary widely based on multiple factors, most notably geographic location, amount of experience, practice setting and willingness to travel. In some cases, after one factors in housing stipends, meal per diems and benefits, traveling PTs can even make more money than direct hires.
Physical Therapy Specialties
The physical therapy field continues to expand and provide greater opportunities to specialize in areas such as those certified by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specializations (ABPTS). There are now nine board-certified specialties available, listed below.
Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (OCS)
One of the oldest and most common specialties, orthopaedics treats with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system.
Geriatric Physical Therapy (GCS)
This large and growing specialization involves treating conditions affecting the movement of older adults.
Neurologic Physical Therapy (NCS)
This certification indicates advanced clinical practice and treatment of patients with neurologic impairments and disorders.
Sports Physical Therapy (SCS)
For those physical therapists who exclusively treat athletes, the SCS is a splendid complementary certification.
Pediatric Physical Therapy (PCS)
While many physical therapists treat children, a minority have been board certified in pediatrics.
Women’s Health Physical Therapy (WCS)
Also known as pelvic floor physical therapy, this specialization indicates advanced expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting muscles and organs in the pelvis.
Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy (CSS)
This certification denotes advanced clinical practice and expertise in the treatment of patients with assorted cardiac and respiratory disorders.
Clinical Electrophysiologic Physical Therapy (ECS)
This highly specialized certification involves conducting electromyology (EMG) and nerve conduction studies (NCS).
Oncologic Physical Therapy
The oncology specialty is the newest of the nine board certifications. With recent advances in cancer treatments, there is greater demand for rehabilitative care.
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