Posts Tagged ‘physical therapy’

Physical Therapy Job Outlook [infographic]

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

The beginning of the year is a great time to consider the future job outlook for therapy professionals.  With that said, we’re going to take a look at the physical therapist profession and dig a little deeper as to why physical therapists rank #4 for pay and growth prospect according to CNN.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts at 39% employment growth between 2010 and 2012. To put things into perspective, the average occupational employment growth predicted at 14%.  Below we’ve compiled some informative data looking at the physical therapy career such as cities with the best pay, job satisfaction, job availability and more.  Search travel physical therapy jobs and begin your traveling journey with Advanced Medical. (more…)

How Much Does A Physical Therapist Make?

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

The salary of a physical therapist can vary due to numerous variables such as your specialty, experience level, location, facility, whether to take on a permanent or travel assignment. The current median salary for a physical therapy job in the United States is $75,081 (according to Salary.com).   (more…)

Measuring Quality in Physical Therapy

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

How can you measure the quality of care? In the world of Physical Therapy, it can be difficult as many symptoms require the care of a therapist, but still take time to heal. If a symptom takes longer to heal, does that mean the patient is receiving lower quality care?

We all know that measuring quality of care is a lot more complex than just measuring the change in two points in time. A Physical Therapist (PT) provides services to the patient who drives the process; the patient must visit a PT for a specific purpose. There are four specific reasons patients visit PTs: 1.) proactive: to stay healthy, 2.) reactive: to treat an injury/disease/illness, 3.)coping function: to learn to live with a disability or illness, or 4.) final measures: to cope with end of life. (more…)