Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog
2016-17

Physical Therapy - Careers

Career Information and Further Study

Upon graduating from UB's program, students are eligible to take the National Physical Therapist Exam, which is required for licensure in any state. To practice physical therapy, one must be licensed in the state where employment is sought.

Work settings include:
  • hospitals
  • rehabilitation centers
  • nursing homes
  • home health agencies
  • extended care facilities
  • outpatient clinics
  • schools
The job market for physical therapists is currently very strong.

Salary Information
Salaries vary depending on the work setting and on the region of the country.

Information regarding the physical therapy profession and current salaries is available from the Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Post Graduate Opportunities
Opportunities exist for graduates to gain board-certified specialization in areas such as pediatrics, geriatrics, respiratory and cardiovascular rehabilitation, and electromyographic and electrodisgnostic testing. Residency programs are also available nationwide to gain experience in areas of orthopedic and neurological physical therapy. Students may elect to pursue a post-professional degree such as a PhD if they are interested in teaching or research opportunities.

Last updated: November 22 2021 21:01:55