FIND PERSONALIZED JOBS
Sign up to Zippia and discover your career options with your personalized career search.
×
FIND
PERSONALIZED JOBS

CONTENT HAS
BEEN UNLOCKED
Close this window to view unlocked content
or
find interesting jobs in

Log In

Log In to Save

Sign Up to Save

Sign Up to Dismiss

Sign Up

SIGN UP TO UNLOCK CONTENT

or

The email and password you specified are invalid. Please, try again.

Email and password are mandatory

Forgot Password?

Don't have an account? Sign Up

reset password

Enter your email address and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Back to Log In

Log In

Log In to Save

Sign Up to Save

Sign Up to Dismiss

Sign up to save the job and get personalized job recommendations.

Sign up to dismiss the job and get personalized job recommendations.

or

The email and password you specified are invalid. Please, try again.

Email and password are mandatory

Already have an account? Log in

reset password

Enter your email address and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Back to Log In

Company Saved

Answer a few questions and view jobs at that match your preferences.

Where do you want to work?

Job Saved

See your Saved Jobs now

or

find more interesting jobs in

Job Dismissed

Find better matching jobs in

Become An In Home Therapist

Where do you want to work?

To get started, tell us where you'd like to work.
Sorry, we can't find that. Please try a different city or state.

Working As An In Home Therapist

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Deal with People

  • Make Decisions

  • Stressful

  • $75,542

    Average Salary

What Does An In Home Therapist Do

Physical therapists, sometimes called PTs, help injured or ill people improve their movement and manage their pain. These therapists are often an important part of rehabilitation, treatment, and prevention of patients with chronic conditions, illnesses, or injuries.

Duties

Physical therapists typically do the following:

  • Review patients’ medical history and any referrals or notes from doctors, surgeons, or other healthcare workers
  • Diagnose patients’ functions and movements by observing them stand or walk and by listening to their concerns, among other methods
  • Develop individualized plans of care for patients, outlining the patients’ goals and the expected outcomes of the plans
  • Use exercises, stretching maneuvers, hands-on therapy, and equipment to ease patients’ pain, help them increase their mobility, prevent further pain or injury, and facilitate health and wellness
  • Evaluate and record a patient’s progress, modifying a plan of care and trying new treatments as needed
  • Educate patients and their families about what to expect from the recovery process and how best to cope with challenges throughout the process

Physical therapists provide care to people of all ages who have functional problems resulting from back and neck injuries; sprains, strains, and fractures; arthritis; amputations; neurological disorders, such as stroke or cerebral palsy; injuries related to work and sports; and other conditions.

Physical therapists are educated to use a variety of different techniques to care for their patients. These techniques include exercises; training in functional movement, which includes the use of equipment such as canes, crutches, wheelchairs, and walkers; and special movements of joints, muscles, and other soft tissue to improve movement and decrease pain.

The work of physical therapists varies by type of patient. For example, a patient working to recover mobility lost after a stroke needs different care from a patient who is recovering from a sports injury. Some physical therapists specialize in one type of care, such as orthopedics or geriatrics. Many physical therapists also help patients to maintain or improve mobility by developing fitness and wellness programs to encourage healthier and more active lifestyles.

Physical therapists work as part of a healthcare team, overseeing the work of physical therapist assistants and aides and consulting with physicians and surgeons and other specialists.

Show More

Show Less

How To Become An In Home Therapist

Physical therapists need a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree. All states require physical therapists to be licensed.

Education

In 2015, there were more than 200 programs for physical therapists accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). All programs offer a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree.

DPT programs typically last 3 years. Most programs require a bachelor’s degree for admission as well as specific educational prerequisites, such as classes in anatomy, physiology, biology, chemistry, and physics. Some programs admit college freshmen into 6- or 7-year programs that allow students to graduate with both a bachelor’s degree and a DPT. Most DPT programs require applicants to apply through the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS).

Physical therapist programs often include courses in biomechanics, anatomy, physiology, neuroscience, and pharmacology. Physical therapist students also complete at least 30 weeks of clinical work, during which they gain supervised experience in areas such as acute care and orthopedic care.

Physical therapists may apply to and complete a clinical residency program after graduation. Residencies typically last about 1 year and provide additional training and experience in specialty areas of care. Therapists who have completed a residency program may choose to specialize further by completing a fellowship in an advanced clinical area.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

All states require physical therapists to be licensed. Licensing requirements vary by state but all include passing the National Physical Therapy Examination administered by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy. Several states also require a law exam and a criminal background check. Continuing education is typically required for physical therapists to keep their license. Check with state boards for specific licensing requirements.

After gaining work experience, some physical therapists choose to become a board-certified specialist. The American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties offers certification in 8 clinical specialty areas, including orthopedics, sports, and geriatric physical therapy. Board specialist certification requires passing an exam and at least 2,000 hours of clinical work or completion of an American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)-accredited residency program in the specialty area.

Important Qualities

Compassion. Physical therapists are often drawn to the profession in part by a desire to help people. They work with people who are in pain and must have empathy for their patients.

Detail oriented. Like other healthcare providers, physical therapists should have strong analytic and observational skills to diagnose a patient’s problem, evaluate treatments, and provide safe, effective care.

Dexterity. Physical therapists must use their hands to provide manual therapy and therapeutic exercises. They should feel comfortable massaging and otherwise physically assisting patients.

Interpersonal skills. Because physical therapists spend a lot of time interacting with patients, they should enjoy working with people. They must be able to clearly explain treatment programs, motivate patients, and listen to patients’ concerns to provide effective therapy.

Physical stamina. Physical therapists spend much of their time on their feet, moving as they demonstrate proper techniques and help patients perform exercises. They should enjoy physical activity.

Resourcefulness. Physical therapists customize treatment plans for patients. They must be flexible and able to adapt plans of care to meet the needs of each patient.

Show More

Show Less

Do you work as an In Home Therapist?

In Home Therapist Jobs

NO RESULTS

Aw snap, no jobs found.

Add To My Jobs

In Home Therapist Career Paths

In Home Therapist
School Social Worker Therapist Clinical Director
Administrative Director, Behavioral Health Services
11 Yearsyrs
Clinical Supervisor Clinical Manager
Clinical Care Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Therapist Program Director
Clinical Director
9 Yearsyrs
Clinical Therapist Clinical Social Worker Clinical Supervisor
Clinical Program Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Clinician Clinical Supervisor Nursing Director
Clinical Services Director
11 Yearsyrs
Adjunct Professor Communications Consultant Communications Project Manager
Communications Program Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Clinical Director Therapist, Contract Occupational Therapist
Director Of Correctional Therapy
8 Yearsyrs
Outpatient Physical Therapist Clinical Supervisor Nursing Director
Director Of Health Services
10 Yearsyrs
Clinician Therapist Occupational Therapist
Director Of Rehabilitation
8 Yearsyrs
Outpatient Physical Therapist Clinician Program Director
Director Of Residential Services
7 Yearsyrs
Therapist Medical Social Worker
Director Of Social Services
6 Yearsyrs
Psychotherapist Behavioral Specialist Medical Social Worker
Geriatric Care Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Clinical Social Worker Director Of Social Services Clinician
Health Care Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Program Director Registered Nurse Occupational Health Nurse
Health Services Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Adjunct Professor Clinical Director Director Of Health Services
Home Service Director
8 Yearsyrs
School Social Worker Clinical Social Worker Clinical Director
Outpatient Services Director
10 Yearsyrs
Clinical Supervisor Physical Therapist
Rehab Director
7 Yearsyrs
Clinical Therapist Adjunct Faculty Physical Therapist
Rehabilitation Center Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Clinical Social Worker Adjunct Faculty Physical Therapist
Therapy Program Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Show More

Do you work as an In Home Therapist?

In Home Therapist Demographics

Gender

Female

77.2%

Male

20.9%

Unknown

1.9%
Ethnicity

White

64.4%

Hispanic or Latino

13.5%

Black or African American

10.6%

Asian

8.0%

Unknown

3.4%
Show More
Languages Spoken

Spanish

63.8%

French

10.3%

Japanese

5.2%

Portuguese

3.4%

German

3.4%

Swedish

1.7%

Chinese

1.7%

Greek

1.7%

Russian

1.7%

Urdu

1.7%

Korean

1.7%

Arabic

1.7%

Italian

1.7%
Show More

In Home Therapist Education

Schools

Liberty University

12.9%

Capella University

8.4%

Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis

7.2%

Walden University

7.2%

University of Louisville

6.8%

Grand Valley State University

6.1%

Wayne State University

5.3%

Western Michigan University

4.9%

Troy University

3.8%

Fordham University

3.8%

University of Phoenix

3.8%

New York University

3.4%

Michigan State University

3.4%

Rhode Island College

3.4%

Case Western Reserve University

3.4%

University of Kansas

3.4%

Boston University

3.4%

Springfield College

3.0%

University of Kentucky

3.0%

Lesley University

3.0%
Show More
Majors

Social Work

32.1%

School Counseling

11.0%

Mental Health Counseling

10.6%

Counseling Psychology

9.8%

Psychology

8.3%

Clinical Psychology

5.4%

Family Therapy

5.1%

Rehabilitation Science

2.5%

Special Education

2.3%

Human Services

2.1%

Education

1.9%

Human Development

1.3%

Sociology

1.2%

Business

1.1%

Elementary Education

1.0%

Physical Therapy

1.0%

Criminal Justice

0.9%

Occupational Therapy

0.8%

Educational Leadership

0.7%

Nursing

0.6%
Show More
Degrees

Masters

71.3%

Bachelors

12.8%

Other

6.4%

Doctorate

5.4%

Certificate

2.4%

Associate

1.3%

License

0.2%

Diploma

0.1%
Show More

Job type you want
Full Time
Part Time
Internship
Temporary

How Would You Rate The Salary Of an In Home Therapist?

Have you worked as an In Home Therapist? Help other job seekers by rating your experience as an In Home Therapist.

Top Skills for An In Home Therapist

Show More

  1. Treatment Plans
  2. Crisis Intervention
  3. Behavioral Issues
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Conducted assessments and developed individualized treatment plans to best service clients.
  • Case management including assessing individual/family needs, communication and referrals to various community service providers, and crisis intervention.
  • Provided case management and individual counseling with high-risk adolescents experiencing behavioral issues (e.g., academic, truancy, family).
  • Provided in-home therapeutic behavioral health services with guided supervision to children, adolescents, and adults using Family Functional Therapy.
  • Collaborated with community support specialists on weekly basis and psychiatrists, school personnel and community mental health organizations as needed.

How Would You Rate Working As an In Home Therapist?

Are you working as an In Home Therapist? Help us rate In Home Therapist as a Career.

Top In Home Therapist Employers

Jobs From Top In Home Therapist Employers

Related to your recently viewed content