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Become A Physical Medicine Teacher

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Working As A Physical Medicine Teacher

  • 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

  • $84,020

    Average Salary

What Does A Physical Medicine Teacher Do At HCA, Hospital Corporation of America

* Responsible for directing all aspects of Physical Medicine (PT, OT, Speech): staffing, management , education, budget
* Evaluates patient and establishes plan of care.
* Documents all essential information regarding patient.
* Ensures appropriate care by reviewing plan of care and adjusting accordingly.
* Supervises patient care assigned to Rehab Services.
* Provides clinical education development to all staff.
* Additional administrative responsibilities as assigned.
* Demonstrates knowledge of human growth and development, assessment, range of treatment, and care of patients appropriate to the ages of patients served.
* TriStar StoneCrest offers a great working environment, competitive pay and a generous benefits package, including:
* Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance Plans
* Paid Time Off
* Short/Long
* Term Disability
* Employee Wellness Program
* Medical and Daycare Spending Accounts
* Tuition Reimbursement
* K
* Retirement Savings Plan
* Employee Assistance Program
* Bachelors degree
* Current state licensure as a PT/OT/ST
* years experience
* Current certification as a BLS Healthcare Provider or must be acquired within 90 days of hire
* Appropriate interpersonal/communication

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How To Become A Physical Medicine Teacher

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


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.

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Physical Medicine Teacher Demographics


  • Female

  • Male

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • German

  • Italian

  • French

  • Filipino

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Top Skills for A Physical Medicine Teacher


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Top Physical Medicine Teacher Skills

  1. Physical Therapy Clinic
  2. Physical Medicine Department
  3. Patient Care
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Provided administrative services as well as patient care of hand therapy, wound care and inpatient acute orthopedic patients.
  • Maintained the medical records for the department.
  • Key Contributions & Results: Entrusted with managerial oversight of two clinics and equipment valued at $370K.
  • Schedule patients for physical therapy and occupational therapy appointments.
  • Facilitated the acquisition of a DME license and CMS accreditation, allowing our department to provide DMEPOS services.

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