I am currently in the eighth grade, and my GPA is a 2.8. I enjoy working with other people and not sitting down all day just staring at a computer. Once I get older I want to take classes and learn more about physical therapy.
When I grow up, I want to be a physical therapist. I want to get into a good college, so I can get my doctoral degree. According to American Physical Therapy Association, “All physical therapists must receive a graduate degree from an authorized physical therapist program before taking the national licensure exam that allows them to practice. Today's physical therapist is required to complete a graduate degree from an authorized education program.” This job is high in demand, and I don’t have to have much work experience or training. I would have to have good reading comprehension, critical thinking and I have to be able to speak fluently. To be able to become a physical therapist I must get my doctoral or professional degree, and this could also take up to eight years of college to get. It is also a very hard college to get into for this type of work.
I’m going to go to Ehove to learn more about physical therapy. According to the EHOVE website you can go to work at a Fitness Center, Health Spa, Sporting Facility or be a Physical Therapy Aide, Personal Trainer or work in a Long Term Care Facility. It would be a good idea to go to EHOVE to try out the different types of therapist, and I have the opportunity to get my college credits for this career by going to EHOVE. There are many different types of therapists that you can be like a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA), Physical Therapist (PT), Massage Therapy (LMT), Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC), Occupational Therapy, Physical Education Teacher, Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Exercise Physiologist, Recreational Therapist.
Being a physical therapist can help you advance into a better job career. Later in life I want to move on to being a nurse practitioner. A nurse practitioner is high in demand and you’ll still need the same skills, and your master’s degree just like a physical therapist. The only thing that will really change in this job is how much you are getting paid and it is a more experienced job. With a doctoral degree, I can do almost any doctor related job.
Since I was younger, I’ve always wanted to work in a hospital because it seems like an interesting job to do. These jobs take a lot of responsibilities because I have to be sure I do everything right, and I need to make sure I diagnose the person with the right problem. Career day has showed me that I want to go to college to get my master’s degree, so I can become a physical therapist.