Staff Physical Therapist (Female, Age 32) in High Point, NC

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job TitleStaff Physical Therapist
Salary$65,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week32
Company Size(not answered)
LocationHigh Point, NC
Years Experience1 year

Career Ratings

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Years in Career0
Education(not answered)
Income Rating0 / 10
Interest Rating0 / 10
Work-Life Rating0 / 10
Fulfilment Rating0 / 10

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Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
contract therapy provider to skilled nursing facilities 500 employees

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
evaluation and treatment of geriatric patients for physical therapy in inpatient and outpatient settings

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
accrued PTO, dental insurance, vision insurance, cafeteria plan

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
well

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
yes, I work with others and enjoy it. I collaborate and delegate with/to other staff members. I also treat patients and help restore function.

Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?
Yes

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
Yes

Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
We work as a team to deliver optimal patient care.

Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Income: 2
Benefits: 5
Hours: 6
Co-Workers: 3
Supervisors: 4
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 7
The Actual Work: 1

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?
networked

What was the application process?
paper application and resume

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
no, I knew the manager already and called her up

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
n/a

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
no, I don’t. Expectations presented in the beginning of the job have changed.

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
yes, I have a doctoral degree in physical therapy and I had orientation to the facility and related procedures

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
yes, I feel that my education was superior and I feel confident treating most any patient

If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
yes, I had good training in my internships and worked with geriatric patients

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
get a degree in physical therapy and a state license in physical therapy

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
social skills being able to relate to people of all backgrounds and education levels technical–having the appropriate education and training, being a team player, being able to self organize and self motivate

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
yes Masters

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
ask questions and learn from others

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
yes, I want to continue being involved with geriatrics

What are your current career goals?
teach at a university level, gain knowledge in aquatic therapy, gain knowledge in manual therapy

Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
no

Prior work history

Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:

TitleLengthSalaryDescription
Prior Job 1Staff PT5 years50000staff physical therapist evaluated and treated patients for physical therapy services
Prior Job 2Staff PT2 years2000staff physical therapist as needed/casual–provided physical therapy evaluations and treatments in the acute setting

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:4.6

GPASchoolDegree
College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
3.4Saint Louis UniversityBA Psychology, BS Exercise Science
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
3.6Saint Louis UniversityMPT, DPT

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