Not every physical therapist wants to work as a treating clinician forever. Maybe you developed a bad back or perhaps you catch every little bug your patients have. Maybe you’re so worn out at the end of the day, you don’t have the energy to be present for your family’s needs. You may simply detest patient care! Physical therapy can be physically and mentally taxing, and not every PT finds that patient care is the right place for them.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with wanting a change, even if you’re a new grad physical therapist. We all chose physical therapy for many reasons, and for some of us, those reasons include flexibility and career growth opportunities.
Here are some options for PTs who are ready for a serious career overhaul, plus recommendations on how to get there!
Ready to make the switch to a non-clinical pt role? Read this comprehensive article about transitioning into a non-clinical role as a healthcare professional!
There you have it, folks! Did any of you wind up leaving patient care? Comment below to let us know what you did and how you got there! Your fellow new grads will thank you.