Children Physical Therapy Career

Career Description

A child physical therapist is someone who feels happy and contended helping the children and their families to overcome the physical inabilities in young kids. Child therapists work towards enhancing the strength, range, endurance, stamina, balance, coordination, and heart and lung endurance and delayed motor development in children.

How to Become a Children Physical Therapist

In order to become a child physical therapist one must have a specialised degree in physical therapy. Child therapists use extensive set of skills and techniques for improving the physical disability in kids. This work demands physical strength and long working hours from a therapist.

Children Physical Therapy Career Courses, Training, Programs

The child physical therapist must have a graduate degree from the physical therapy master’s program. Some people may also attain Doctors of physical therapy degree which requires three years for its completion. Candidates trying to become a child physical therapist must have good knowledge about anatomy, neuroscience, child development and biology. Training in pharmacology, radiology and body systems may also help.

Children Physical Therapy Career Schools/Colleges, Education

There are many schools and colleges in the US that offer courses associated to the course of child physical therapist. A bachelor’s degree in physical therapy is must that can be followed by a master’s and doctorate degrees. Various trainings are also available for therapists.

Top 5 Colleges/Universities

California State University

Mount Saint Mary’s College

University of Long Beach

University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

Regis University

Children Physical Therapy Career Job Opportunities, Salaries/Pay

A child physical therapist can earn an average salary of $73,610 per annum.  With the help of some specialised training and courses one may expect a better salary as a therapist. Salary for a child therapist may vary according to the work settings. General physical therapist working in hospitals and offices may earn a better salary. The highest paid regions are metropolitan areas like Texas, Alaska and California.

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