Degree, Career & SalaryFor the most part, physical therapists work in doctors' offices, nursing care homes, and hospitals, although they can also have private practices as well. The physical therapist salary generally range from $82,000 to $117,000 (http://physicaltherapysalary.org/).
To become a physical therapist, one must complete a bachelor degree in physical therapy or in a related field such as biology, physiology, or kinesiology. Thereafter, the candidate should find an accredited PT graduate program. A graduate degree in physiotherapy is a minimum requirement (though you can choose to pursue a doctorate as well). Finally, specific exams must be successfully completed for complete certification and licensing. These exams will vary depending on the state you wish to practice in.
The job you obtain and the consequent salary you receive may depend greatly on your degree. There are several degree-granting pt programs that rank top-notch, above other PT schools. I will examine three of them here:
University of Washington
University of Texas Medical Branch
University of Maryland
For list of accredited PT programs, click here.