Physiotherapist Job Outlook

Physiotherapist job outlook is promising. It is expected that physiotherapist employment in the United States is expected to grow by about 30 percent by 2018, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This is much faster than the average for all US occupations.

In Australia, physiotherapy employment is expected to "grow very strongly" to 2014-15, according to the Australian Government website. Canada and United Kingdom (UK) employment for physiotherapists is also promising and still continues to grow.

This increase in demand for physiotherapists can be attributed to increasing older population who are particularly susceptible to chronic conditions including arthritis and diabetes. The BLS also points out the growth in demand for physiotherapist can be attributed to
  • "...the baby-boom generation is entering the prime age for heart attacks and strokes, increasing the demand for cardiac and physical rehabilitation."

  • "Medical and technological developments will permit a greater percentage of trauma victims and newborns with birth defects to survive, creating additional demand for rehabilitative care."

  • ...growth may result from advances in medical technology and the use of evidence-base practices, which could permit the treatment of an increasing number of disabling conditions that were untreatable in the past."

Truly, the physiotherapy profession is a promising career. In fact, physiotherapists are considered as holding one of the best jobs in the United States, according to the Physical Therapy (PT) Notes website.

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