31 Aug Physical Therapy – The Right Career For You
Have you thought about changing careers? Do you have a natural gift of being able to work with people? Are you interested in becoming a physical therapist? Any career in the medical industry is growing, and the field has gotten bigger. There are all kinds of physical therapy schools opening all over the world. Are you wondering what it will take to get into one of these schools? Here are some tips on how to get into a good school.
Community college courses: Because anything involving medicine is growing as a career, a lot of community colleges are now offering medical courses, and taking these courses can give you an advantage when you apply to a graduate school. Attending a community college will also prepare you for higher education like college and graduate school.
Keep yourself fit: Remember, your new career involves helping other people exercise, so it’s important you get active. After all, how can you help your patient do their therapy exercises properly if you can’t do them yourself? You might want to do some research into what exercises you will need to become familiar with, and what exercises will benefit your patients the most.
A Bachelor’s Science degree: You will need to get an undergraduate degree because you have to be a graduate in order to get into a physical therapy school. The reason you need the Bachelor’s of Science degree is because they offer the science classes you’re going to need such as chemistry, physics, and a lot of laboratory work.
A good grade point average: You have to have a pretty good grade point average in order to be accepted by a graduate school. How high does it have to be? You have to have at least a 3.0 grade point average, which is considered to be a “B” in most universities. The higher the grade point average you have, the more a graduate school will know that you are a serious student that takes their academics seriously and will work hard in their program. All your hard work will really pay off when you have a high grand point average, and this will make you an ideal candidate for the graduate school.
It takes a very special person to be able to handle any career in the medical field. Are you one of those people that really can work with people? Then you may be an ideal person to work in this growing industry. Just remember that you have to have a Bachelor’s of Science degree and a high grade point average, and when you apply to a graduate school you will impress them and then get accepted into the graduate program of your choice!