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Doctor of Physical Therapy – Careers


What Can I Do With A Doctor of Physical Therapy?

The employment rate for physical therapists who graduate from Maryville University is 100 percent. (The rate is determined by the percentage of graduates who were employed as physical therapists within six months of passing the licensure examination.)

More than 120,000 physical therapists are licensed in the U.S. today, treating nearly one million people every day. Employment in areas of orthopedic outpatient and hospital-based facilities, sports medicine, acute care, long-term care, rehabilitation centers, pediatric facilities, skilled nursing facilities and home health care are available for licensed physical therapists.  The job outlook through 2022 is expected to rise 36 percent, much faster than the average of all occupations.

The median salary for a physical therapist in the Midwest is $73,000.  The median salary for a new physical therapy graduate is $60,000.



Office of Career and Professional Development

We are here to help graduate students navigate their way through the process of seeking meaningful and valuable career experiences, including internships, service opportunities, and part-time and full-time positions. Our team helps you develop a resume and cover letters, conduct mock interviews and contemplate your future career choices. We also offer ongoing professional development workshops and events.

The Office of Career and Professional Development team works closely with faculty to identify specific strategies for employment in yourtargeted industry. Expect a personalized experience as we support you in finding your niche in your chosen field.

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