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9 Incredible Facts about Physical Therapy

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    • Physical therapy is one of the fastest growing occupations currently. According to BLS.gov, this career is projected to see a 25% level of growth between now and the year 2026.
    • Physical therapists must be licensed.
    • Since 2015, physical therapists entering the field receive doctor of physical therapy (DPT) degrees from accredited schools (previously a masters option was offered)
    • The roots of physical therapy can be traced back to 460 BC
    • The first professional association of physical therapy was founded by women in 1921. Beginning in 1922, men were admitted.
    • A recent study shows that physical therapy can lower patient treatment costs by 72%
    • There are approximately 200,000 physical therapists employed in the U.S. with an additional 60,000 projected to be added to the workforce in coming years.
    • A physical therapists training program includes both classroom learning and hands-on learning in a clinical setting (about 80% vs 20%)
    • The mean annual wage for a physical therapist is higher in Las Vegas, NV than any other city in the country.
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