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Job satisfaction of physical therapists

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Physical therapy has undergone a transformation from a female-dominated occupation into one with greater male representation. Additionally, as a profession, physical therapy is experiencing a shift toward specialization, professionalization and greater autonomy in practice. During this time, the work settings available to physical therapists have shifted away from primarily hospital-based practice. (1) As a result of changes in federal and state regulations, additional opportunities have emerged. Of particular importance has been the institution of diagnosis-related groups as a basis for reimbursement of hospitals. With ...
and several other developed nations such as the UK, Austria, Norway, Japan, and Australia. As of 2009, U.S. medical facilities were in need of an additional 100,000 nurses. By 2012, there could be up to 1.1 million unfilled nursing positions in the United States. The nursing shortage is rooted in the steep population growth, which demands increasing health care services, and can also be attributed to the newly opened career opportunities for women today to seek out fields other than nursing. Additionally, admissions into nursing schools have dropped due to a lack of nursing educators causing nursing colleges and universities to ...
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hospital pictures,hospital games,hospital jobs,hospital records,american hospital association,children's hospital,hospital lyrics,hospital website Even if you can recite the statistics, we can say without doubt, the stories about the consequences. The United States and most of the modern industrialized world are facing a desperate shortage of doctors, nurses and health workers of all descriptions. In the U.S., health needs more than half a million new doctors. Consequently, patients are waiting long hours for emergency assistance, first aid is not keeping pace with demand for their services, and people seekingroutine ... market research, surveys and trends
Physical therapy students face new hurdles -- but an excellent ...
It isn't easy to find a physical therapist on unemployment. The people who help patients regain mobility, coordination and strength after an injury or disease are in high demand -- and limited supply. “The job outlook is very, very good for people in that field, for both physical therapists and physical therapist assistants,” says Carrie Utic, human resources manager for Apple Physical Therapy, an outpatient physical therapy company with 23 clinics in the Puget Sound area. The level of education required to become a physical therapist is part of the reason for a shortage. Just a decade ago, a bachelor’s ... market research, surveys and trends

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Nigerian Physical Therapists
Mar 21, 2005 ... previous study had linked the job satisfaction of physical therapists and nurses directly with "Autonomy" (APTA, 1989; Okerlund, 1994; ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
1 PHYSICAL THERAPY PRACTICE ACT Part 1 - General Provisions 58-24b ...
(a) is trained, on-the-job, by a licensed physical therapist; and .... English language and demonstrate proficiency to the satisfaction of the ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Job Satisfaction in the United States Tom W. Smith NORC/University ...
Apr 17, 2007 ... Table 2. Top Occupations in Job Satisfaction. Rank Occupations. Mean Score % Very. Satisfied. 1. Clergy. 3.79. 87.2. 2. Physical Therapists ...
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Is the DPT (Doctor of Physical Therapy) degree a joke? - Yahoo ...
Really, I have been reading into this and I have found that the DPT is a "fluff" degree and its a joke. Is it true that the Physical Therapist went from a BS to a Masters and now Doctor practically over night because it was all political and now they are trying to muscle their way into more money or what? I mean when its all said and done, you are still a therapist doing therapy and thats it. Sorry you feel that way. First, the DPT does not result in higher salary. Second, the PT degree did not go to a doctorate overnight. Rather, it has been in process over the last decade. The DPT is still recognized as an "entry level" ...
WikiAnswers - What does the job of a physical therapist consist of
The following is written by and according to the U.S. Department of Labor and particular to the nature of work of a physical therapist. Physical therapists provide services that help restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities of patients suffering from injuries or disease. They restore, maintain, and promote overall fitness and health. Their patients include accident victims and individuals with disabling conditions such as low-back pain, arthritis, heart disease, fractures, head injuries, and cerebral palsy. Therapists examine patients' medical histories and then ...