Physical Therapy Tops Survey List for One of U.S.’s Top Healthcare Jobs!
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) consistently reports great employment figures for the healthcare sector. The career outlook for physical therapists is especially bright, and a recent study done by CareerCast, in conjunction with the BLS and Occupational Safety and Health Administration concurs. The best healthcare jobs in the U.S. boil down to 10 career fields expected to generate 5 million new jobs by 2022; one of these is physical therapy jobs!
Allied healthcare professionals working as PTs can expect to earn a median annual salary of $79,860 per year; the high income meets just one of several criteria used by CareerCast in their study. The hiring outlook, low stress work environment and travel opportunities for therapists also helped the profession achieve high ranking. Being in high demand also helps, and for physical therapists, it’s the U.S. states with high populations of seniors that help drive demand.
Here’s an interesting fact for traveling therapists practicing in states with a high population of seniors: according to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than a quarter of a million Americans turn 65 each day! When you couple that with expanding insurance coverage under Obamacare, and new legislation in many U.S. states that let PTs see patients without a physician referral, you can’t help but appreciate that physical therapy jobs equate to high compensation and a secure future.
How secure? Physical therapists can expect a growth rate of 36% by 2022, the highest on CareerCast’s list. PTs are encouraged by the American Physical Therapy Association to seek the post-graduate Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree after earning their bachelor’s; this degree of clinical training ensures that therapists are better equipped to work one-on-one with their patients and see dramatic health improvements along the way.
Interested therapists can see a complete list of the USNews Best Health Care Jobs, where the top slot went to pharmacists; however, the good news for all healthcare professionals is that these individuals will, according to the BLS, account for one in every 3 jobs created in the U.S. between now and 2022!
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