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Employers of Physical Therapy majors in PR

Physical Therapists

Physical therapists, sometimes called PTs, help injured or ill people improve their movement and manage their pain. These therapists are often an important part of the rehabilitation, treatment, and prevention of patients with chronic conditions, illnesses, or injuries. Physical therapists typically work in private offices and clinics, hospitals, patients’ homes, and nursing homes. They spend much of their time on their feet, actively working with patients. Physical therapists entering the profession need a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree. All states require physical therapists to be licensed. The median annual wage for physical therapists was $86,850 in May 2017. Employment of physical therapists is projected to grow 28 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for physical therapy will come from the aging baby boomers, who are not only staying active later in life, but are more susceptible to health conditions, such as strokes, that may require physical therapy. In addition, physical therapists will be needed to treat people with mobility issues stemming from chronic conditions, such as diabetes or obesity.

Physical Therapist Assistants

Physical therapist assistants, sometimes called PTAs, and physical therapist aides work under the direction and supervision of physical therapists. They help patients who are recovering from injuries and illnesses regain movement and manage pain. Most physical therapist assistants and aides work in physical therapists’ offices or in hospitals. Physical therapist assistants and aides are frequently on their feet and moving as they set up equipment and help care for patients. Physical therapist assistants entering the profession need an associate’s degree from an accredited program. All states require physical therapist assistants to be licensed or certified. Physical therapist aides usually have a high school diploma and receive on-the-job training. The median annual wage for physical therapist aides was $25,730 in May 2017. The median annual wage for physical therapist assistants was $57,430 in May 2017. Overall employment of physical therapist assistants and aides is projected to grow 30 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for physical therapy is expected to increase in response to the healthcare needs of an older population and individuals with chronic conditions, such as diabetes and obesity.

Recreational Therapists

Recreational therapists plan, direct, and coordinate recreation-based treatment programs for people with disabilities, injuries, or illnesses. These therapists use a variety of modalities, including arts and crafts; drama, music, and dance; sports and games; aquatics; and community outings to help maintain or improve a patient’s physical, social, and emotional well-being. Recreational therapists work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, and government parks and recreation departments. Most therapists work full time. Recreational therapists typically need a bachelor’s degree. Many employers require therapists to be certified. The median annual wage for recreational therapists was $47,680 in May 2017. Employment of recreational therapists is projected to grow 7 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. As the large baby-boom generation ages, they will need recreational therapists to help treat age-related injuries and illnesses and to help them maintain a healthy, active lifestyle.

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Company City State
Gurabo
PR
Sabana Grande
PR
Clinica Terapia Fisica Y Alivio De Dolor
Pain Rehabilitation Management
Yabucoa
PR
Rivera Carde, Regina
Centro Fstrpia Y Rhbltcion Rgi
San Sebastian
PR
Carolina
PR
Arecibo
PR
Ponce
PR
Bayamon
PR
Dorado
PR
Anasco
PR
Catano
PR
Mayaguez
PR
Bayamon
PR
Multiservicios Koqui LLC
Rcr Power Services
Caguas
PR
San Juan
PR
Anasco
PR
Santana Esquilin, William A
Ems Physical Therapy
Canovanas
PR
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