How do you know if you should leave the PT profession or just change jobs

burnout career Jan 02, 2022
 

What if the problem isn't physical therapy? When work is lousy, or your job is stressful, it is only natural to conclude that it is bad everywhere. You talk to colleagues and it seems like no one is any better off than you. And so you start wondering if maybe you need to get out of physical therapy completely.

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What is the biggest barrier to change in your career?

burnout career Dec 18, 2021
 

Getting stuck in your PT career is common, but it doesn't mean that you can't do anything about it.  We get so used to hearing about the bad things about PT that we stop seeing the possibilities.  If you are stuck, it's not hopeless. The possibilities are there.

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How do you find out about a PT company's culture during the interview?

career interview Dec 11, 2021
 

We all want to find a company with a great culture. And every company will say during an interview that they have one. But, how do we truly find out?

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Can you get rich in physical therapy?

career money Nov 27, 2021
 

We talk so much about student loans, but hardly ever talk about building wealth.  While most of us didn't get into the profession to get rich, it is still an interesting question.  Is it possible to make a lot of money as a physical therapist?

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How do you network without networking?

career networking Nov 20, 2021
 

Networking gets a bad reputation.  No one wants to be the person forcing small talk or awkwardly trying to start a professional relationship with a stranger.  Yet most of us want to surround ourselves with other people who make us want to be better.  How do we meet them?  How do we start a relationship with them?  

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What would you tell new grads that are unhappy with their career in PT?

burnout career Nov 12, 2021
 

Is PT everything you wanted it to be?  For many new grads, it doesn't live up to expectations. You're not alone. You're not doomed to dislike your career.

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What makes a person love PT?

burnout career Sep 09, 2021
 
Who is the happiest in the PT profession?
 
If you look at the groups on social media or talk to some professionals, you may assume that we are stuck in a less than ideal position. But this dissatisfaction is not as unanimous as we may initially think.
 
There are tons of PTs with financial freedom, flexibility and who are loving their job. A great career in physical therapy is possible and many PTs are living it.
 
In this video, we discuss some of the differences...and why you can be one of the PTs with their ideal career.
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Why is change so hard in our career

burnout career Aug 10, 2021
 

You wish you had a better situation at work.

You want to see more of a certain patient.

You wish you could have flexibility in your schedule for things that are important.

And you want to make more money than you are now.

But you aren't sure how to take action or what to do next.

In this video, Jenna and Phil discuss why change can be so hard in our career.

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How much does your PT co-worker make?

 

Did your PT school tell you an average salary to expect after graduation? Was it accurate?

Sometimes that salary projection may have been spot on, but for others it may have been very different. It isn't your PT school's fault. Salaries are not always accurate when you find them online.

Sure, you can look up the average salary for a PT, but that number varies depending on where you are, your experience, and in what setting you work.

This is exactly why we created the salary calculator, to take real data and make it available to PTs. So you're paid what you're worth... and also, not surprised by a co-workers salary like I was.

Find out what a physical therapist salary is by years of experience, setting, and region with the PT Salary Calculator

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Stepping Out

career Apr 20, 2021

Stepping Out

 

While there aren’t many things more terrifying to people than public speaking, what is worse is public speaking in front of your peer group. This weekend we had a communication course for all of the University of Evansville Residency Programs (Sports, Ortho, Neuro, and Acute Care). 

 

In our course, you stand in front of everyone and give a persuasive talk while you are recorded. The recording is played back as you sit there. You then get to critique yourself, then your colleagues give feedback, then finally the course instructors give their two cents. Then you have an hour and a half to redo your presentation and implement all the feedback and give it again after lunch.

 

It is beyond exhausting. It is beyond terrifying. 

 

But I couldn’t be more proud of the people who came and engaged in the process. Here is why I think these people are so awesome:

 

1) They put themselves in an uncomfortable situation in order to be...

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