While I completed my internship at a physical therapy clinic, I met a physical therapist that I looked up to and admired. I admired the physical therapist because he had gone through the extremely difficult process of becoming a physical therapist and had all the answers. I looked at the therapist as a mentor that could help me someday reach my goal and I wanted to be just like him. I could use the success of the therapist as a guideline for my success; that is why I admired the physical therapist during my internship experience. If I can become a physical therapist, my life will look like the life of the therapist I worked with.
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Majoring in Physical Therapy has always been my goal. Physical therapists use different methods to help injured people improve their mobility and manage their pain. These types of therapists are much needed in the medical field. Before considering this as a career many people may ask themselves: 1. What are the responsibilities of a Physical Therapist?
My Future Career as a Physical Therapist What does a physical therapist do? A physical therapist is a health a professional who helps people of all ages with medical problems or other health related condition that may limit their abilities to move or functional activities in their daily lives. I always want to help people improve their lives and as long as I could remember I wanted to be a physical therapist. The first I viewed my cousin go through therapy, I knew I wanted to help anyway I could. Before I start school, I take time to learn everything a physical therapist do.
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So I started to gather up some information on the jobs that I wanted to pursue. After weeks of looking at jobs that an engineer would do I found one that sounded interesting to me. Then I started to look at colleges that would have the courses that were need to get the job. But It would be a lot of work that I would most likely not do just because I don’t really like school enough to do all the work that is required. Then I kinda started to look at different career and none of them really sparked my interest.
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They always talked about how much they loved their jobs and how interesting it was because they always met new people and heard about their stories about why they are there. I soon started thinking about this being a career choice since I loved sports and also helping others out. The only thing I had not thought about at that point though was the actual pay of the job. I figured that there was no way that it could be a good paying job because I very rarely ever saw anyone make really good money but also love their job at the same time. So I started looking into physical therapy and soon found out that the salary of the job was actually the opposite of what I thought it would be.