Alumni Job Placement
More than 90,000 physical therapists practice in the United States today, treating nearly one million people daily. The UTC Physical Therapy Program offers a curriculum which prepares graduates to work in a variety of healthcare settings and serve patient populations across the lifespan. According to two March 2001 employment surveys conducted by the APTA, employment conditions have improved and unemployment rates have decreased substantially in the last six months alone (from 1.8% to 1.4%). Our program, likewise, has experienced a significant increase in notification of position openings for entry-level therapists. These facts point to an optimistic future for the profession.
- U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics - Physical Therapy Information
- Physical Therapist named a "Best Job" in 2012 by US News & World Report
- Physical Therapy is projected to experience a 35.7% increase in demand for services from 2004-2014
- Physical Therapy named one of the "Best Careers" by US News and World Report for 2006
- Parade Magazine lists Physical Therapy as one of the Hot Jobs In 2006 and Beyond. March 2006.
From: Preparing the Health Workforce (Issue paper #8), Secretary of Education’s Commission on the Future of Higher Education, 2006