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101 Reasons to be a Physical/Occupational Therapist


With employment is expected to increase much faster than the average and growth in the number of individuals with disabilities or limited functioning spurs demand for therapy services here are other reason why you might want to become a therapist.

There are a number of reasons why physical and occupational therapy are among the hottest careers – it offers a chance to make a difference in people’s lives while making a good living and gaining real job satisfaction. Here are some of the reasons people choose a job in physical therapy.

1. It is a profession that is respected among family.
2. It is a profession that is respected among friends.
3. It is a profession that is respected in the community.
4. It is a profession that can bring financial stability.
5. Being a physical/occupational therapist can be rewarding.
6. Being a physical/occupational therapist can help people.
7. Being a physical/occupational therapist can help people prolong their work careers.
8. Being a physical/occupational therapist can be fascinating.
9. A physical/occupational therapist deals with many areas of the body.
10. A physical/occupational therapist can help alleviate pain.
11. A physical/occupational therapist can help in making someone feel gradually better.
12. A physical/occupational therapist can meet many interesting people.
13. A physical/occupational therapist can be comforting to people who are in need.
14. A physical/occupational therapist can help with people who have had accidents.
15. A physical/occupational therapist can help people who have been injured at work.
16. A physical/occupational therapist can help with people who have had sports injuries.
17. It is a profession that is, generally, never dull.
18. It is a profession where sports and its injuries are part of the job.
19. It can be rewarding considering you are seeing progress in patients.
20. Many college sports teams need physical/occupational therapists.
21. Many professional sports teams need physical/occupational therapists.
22. A physical/occupational therapist can set up their own practice.
23. A physical/occupational therapist can set up a practice with another physical/occupational therapist.
24. It can be rewarding to see an athlete come back from injury.
25. It can be rewarding seeing an athlete prolong their career.
26. Many times a physical/occupational therapist can set their own schedule.
27. A physical/occupational therapist works closely with doctors.
28. A physical/occupational therapist can work with other physical/occupational therapists to come up with techniques for helping patients.
29. A physical/occupational therapist can help with those who have been through physical trauma .
30. It is a profession where the patient will be grateful for the therapy.
31. It is rewarding to see a person be the person before the therapy.
32. A sports injury can be devastating to an athlete and with therapy they can be back to whet they were before the injury.
33. A physical/occupational can help someone’s financial situation helping them get back to work.
34. It is a profession that gets much thanks from patients.
35. It is a profession where you will be in shape.
36. A physical/occupational therapist can work privately with patients.
37. A physical/occupational therapist has the possibility to work for a company.
38. It is a profession where knowledge of the body is key.
39. It is a rewarding thing to see someone set goals and obtain them in their therapy.
40. A physical/occupational therapist helps people.
41. Physical/occupational therapists can change peoples lives.
42. Physical/occupational therapists save peoples lives by giving their patients their original self back.
43. It is a profession that is respected in the sports world.
44. It is a profession that is respected in the professional world.
45. Athletes are grateful that they can play again.
46. People have self worth with their job and a physical/occupational therapist can give that to them.
47. A physical/occupational therapist can work with professional athletes.
48. A physical/occupational therapist can work with famous athletes.
49. It is a profession that allows for physical interaction with patients.
50. A physical/occupational therapist gains the trust of their patient.
51. A physical/occupational therapist has the tools to help their patient physically.
52. It is a profession where a suit does not need to be worn.
53. A physical/occupational therapist does not need to sit down in an office all day.
54. A physical/occupational therapist does not need to stare at a computer screen all day.
55. It is a profession that is very hands on.
56. It is a profession where comfortable clothes can be worn.
57. Conditioning is important in being a physical/occupational therapist.
58. Being a physical/occupational therapist allows the meeting of all walks of life.
59. A physical/occupational therapist works closely with a patient.
60. A physical/occupational therapist can use methods that they have come up with for other patients.
61. It is a profession where new methods of therapy can be created.
62. It is a profession where methods can be shared with other physical/occupational therapists.
63. A physical/occupational therapist can set their own hours.
64. A physical/occupational therapist can travel to where their patients are.
65. A physical/occupational therapist can have patients come to them for there therapy.
66. A sports physical/occupational therapist can travel with the team.
67. It can be a lucrative profession.
68. Considering that it takes conditioning a physical/occupational therapist will be in shape and look good.
69. A physical/occupational therapist can set their own rate.
70. There are many freelance physical/occupational therapists.
71. A physical/occupational therapist can make suggestions to their patients doctors .
72. There is a special relationship with physical/occupational therapists and their patients.
73. A physical/occupational therapist can work in a hospital.
74. A physical/occupational therapist can work in a gym.
75. A physical/occupational therapist can work in an office.
76. A physical/occupational therapist can work at the patient's home.
77. A physical/occupational therapist can work at a patients office.
78. It is a profession which allows for possible mobility.
79. It is never a dull profession.
80. It can be fascinating seeing patients come back from life-threatening injuries.
81. A physical/occupational therapist can have great self satisfaction with the help they give their patients.
82. A physical/occupational therapist can be rewarded professionally with referrals from their former patients.
83. It is a profession that is constantly coming up with new methods of healing.
84. A physical/occupational therapist can publish their methods in wellness publication.
85. Publishing successful healing methods can be financially lucrative.
86. A physical/occupational therapist can be compensated from an athlete for helping them get back to playing quicker.
87. A physical/occupational therapist can be compensated from a person for helping them get back to work quicker.
88. A physical/occupational therapist has the ability to change lives for the better.
89. Sessions in physical/occupational therapy tend not to last very long.
90. Sessions in physical/occupational therapist are always different and therefore it is never repetitive.
91. A physical/occupational therapist can take long breaks between sessions.
92. A physical/occupational therapist can set their own schedules.
93. A physical/occupational therapist can take time off if they set their own schedules.
94. An athlete can be a great physical/occupational therapist.
95. A physical/occupational therapist can help people who really need it.
96. A physical/occupational therapist can give people hope who had otherwise lost it because of injury.
97. A physical/occupational therapist can help someone walk again.
98. A physical/occupational therapist can help someone run again.
99. A physical/occupational therapist can help someone move freely again.
100. It is a profession where things can happen physically that the patient thought would never happen again.
101. A physical/occupational therapist can give a patient their body back.

You’ll need a bachelor’s degree or better in physical therapy, and you must pass the licensing exams in your state. Once you have all the proper training, you’ll find you’ve entered an exciting, challenging and rewarding career that is both personally satisfying and of benefit to others.









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