Physical Therapists:

Assess, plan, organize, and participate in rehabilitative programs that improve mobility, relieve pain, increase strength, and improve or correct disabling conditions resulting from disease or injury.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $80,770.00
Average Time to Fill 60 days
Typical Education Advanced degree (includes Master's, Professional, and Doctoral degrees)
Typical Experience Over 6 months, up to and including 1 year
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 3,128
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 20.01 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Oral Communication
Customer Service
Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Work Ethic
Written Communication
Intellectual Risk-taking

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Assisting and Caring for Others

Administer rehabilitation interventions
Monitor fit of prosthetic or selected medical support devices
Fit patients for prosthetic or assistive devices
Provide physical therapy to patients or clients
Refer patients to other healthcare practitioners or health resources
Apply traction to patients
Massage patient or client
Treat psychological disorders and issues
Fit medical supportive devices
Adjust medical supportive or assistive devices such as prostheses
Prepare patients for tests, therapy, or treatments
Identify patient's current and past drug history
Provide in home patient care
Practice preventive procedures with medical therapy patients or clients
Administer basic health care or medical treatments
Solve clinical problems
Treat medical condition of patient
Develop medical treatment plans
Establish treatment goals
Develop patient therapy programs
Operate therapeutic medical instruments or equipment
Test patient heart or lung functioning
Assist individuals with mental or social disabilities, handicaps, or illnesses
Conduct individual, group, or family interventions
Assist individuals with physical disabilities, handicaps, or illnesses

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
First Aid Cpr Aed
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Certification
Long-Term Care
Customer Billing
Patient Evaluation
Rehabilitation Services
Discharge Planning

Related Licensing Requirements

Physical Therapist (18-0000000049)

In order to obtain a license to practice physical therapy in Indiana, the candidate must: Have graduated from a school or program of physical therapy that meets standards set by the committee. Pass the examination administered by the committee. Have not been convicted of a crime nor have been subject to disciplinary sanctions that would interfere with the ability to carry out professional duties. Pay all exam and application fees. Licenses are renewed in even-numbered years. Temporary permits may also be issued and are subject to slightly different requirements. More detailed information, including application materials and test dates, may be obtained directly from the Physical Therapy Committee.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~Physical Therapy Committee (3172342051)

Temporary PT Permit (18-0000000095)

844 IAC 6-3-5 Temporary permits Sec. 5. (a) For applicants for licensure by endorsement, the committee may not issue more than two (2) temporary permits to an applicant for a license as a physical therapist or a certificate as a physical therapist's assistant where the applicant submits verification of a valid license to practice physical therapy or a valid certificate to act as a physical therapist's assistant from another jurisdiction and meets the requirements of section 1(1) through 1(4) and 1(7) of this rule, except where the applicant has graduated from an educational program in another state, country, or territory, not approved by the committee. (b) For recent graduates, the committee may issue not more than two (2) temporary permits to an applicant for a license as a physical therapist or a certificate as a physical therapist's assistant who is a graduate of an approved physical therapy program or an approved physical therapist's assistant program that meets the standards set by the committee and who has applied for and been approved by the committee to take the examination for which the applicant has applied for licensure or certification. (c) A candidate for a license as a physical therapist or for a certificate as a physical therapist's assistant holding a temporary permit under this section shall only work under the direct supervision of a licensed physical therapist and shall report to the committee, on a form provided by the committee, the name of the facility and supervising physical therapists.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~Physical Therapy Committee (3172342051)

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