Physical Therapist
Elie Eid

About the job:

What you do

As a Physical Therapist, you work with people who have problems with their physical movement. You find ways in which the patients can improve their movement gradually. You come up with proper exercises which can help them recover and resume normal movement.

The tough stuff

As a Physical Therapist, you will have to:

  • Be physically strong enough to perform some of the exercises
  • Find the best recovery plan for your patient
  • Sometimes work with patients on a long-term basis
The cool stuff

As a Physical Therapist, you will get to:

  • Help people regain their physical health and confidence
  • Possibly open your own business and make a good income
Typical work hours
  • 35-40 hours per week
  • 10% work outside office

If you work with old people and those who have serious injury, you may also visit patients at their houses to offer physical therapy.

Are you the right fit?

Classes you should be good at
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • PE
Best high school track(s)
  • Life Sciences
Personal qualities
  • Body Balance & Coordination
  • Physical Strength
  • Understanding what you hear
  • Expressing yourself verbally
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Reasoning & Problem Solving

Will you make money?

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Education stuff:

Education required
  • Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy
  • You can also get a Masters degree and specialize further
Helpful resources
Local universities
International universities

Video Description

For some injuries, the easy part of healing is laying in bed. The hard part is what our guest on this Insider Interview can explain. Elie is a physical therapist who helps his patients take the next step (no pun intended) on their road to recovery. In this interview, Elie tells us how he has helped change and shape the lives of many people, and wants to help you find out how to do the same.


Elie received his BS in Physical Therapy from the Lebanese University. After practicing for a few years, he continued his education and received a Masters in Rehabilitation in Neurology from USJ. He now has his own practice and loves helping people feel better.