Hospital Physical Therapist

About the job:

What you do

As a Physical Therapist in a hospital, you work with people who are unable to perform normal movements because they are ill, injured or disabled. You help such people improve their movements and health by developing exercise and fitness programs. You also help them manage the pain and other problems.

The tough stuff

As a Hospital 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 Hospital Physical Therapist, you will get to:

  • Help people regain their physical health and confidence
  • 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
  • Understanding what you hear
  • Expressing yourself verbally
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Reasoning & Problem Solving

Will you make money?

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Education stuff:

Education required
  • You need a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy
  • A Master's degree is also helpful
  • As part of your studies, you also work at a clinic and gain practical experience
Helpful resources
Local universities
International universities

Video Description

Not all of us are lucky enough to make it through life without any accidents, and that’s why people like Rayane are there to help. Rayane is a physical therapist who uses her skills to help people who have lost some of their basic abilities get back to the basics and live a full, healthy life. It may take less time than a normal medical school degree, but it it sure seems just as rewarding!


Rayane always liked the medical field but she didn’t want to become a doctor. She studied physical therapy because she could help people improve their conditions after injury.

Rayane currently works as a physical therapist in Al Rahma hospital for special needs. She specializes in treating older people with difficulties that result from old age or from injury. She helps them regain the basic skills that they used to have before.