Physical Therapist Job Openings in Elizabethtown

There are few things more wonderful than witnessing the joy on someone’s face when they have finally learned how to walk again.

There are also few things more satisfying than knowing that, as a physical therapist, you played an important role in helping them reach this goal.

Perhaps you are ready to look for physical therapist job openings near you, or wondering what the demand is for physical therapists. We’ll answer your questions and also provide information on the perks of working as a physical therapist in Elizabethtown at Bladen East.

What is the Demand for Physical Therapists?

According to the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics, the demand for physical therapists is expected to grow 21 percent over the next 10 years (2020 to 2030). This represents a growth that is much larger than the average for all occupations.

There is an average estimate of 15,600 job openings each year for physical therapists.

This demand is fueled in part by aging baby boomers—both those who are retiring from the physical therapy profession and the increase in older adults who will need to seek physical therapy treatments.

In addition, as health issues such as diabetes and obesity remain at the forefront of the public health crisis, physical therapists will be needed to help ensure patients maintain mobility in order to help them combat these serious conditions.

How Do I Get a Physical Therapist Job?

There are extensive educational requirements in order to become a physical therapist. To succeed, you must meet the following qualifications:

  • Have completed high school and earned a diploma
  • Earned a bachelor’s degree concentrating in sciences such as anatomy, biology and chemistry.
  • Obtained a DPT (Doctor of Physical Therapy) degree from an accredited program. These programs are generally three years long.
  • Completed clinical work or supervised experience in a health care setting.
  • Passed a licensure exam.

If you plan to specialize more extensively in a specific area of physical therapy, you may need to participate in a one-year clinical residency program after graduation.

Why Look for a Physical Therapist Job Opening in Elizabethtown?

Elizabethtown combines quaint, small-town living with excellent opportunities to explore the surrounding areas.

White Lake [link to: represents a wonderful chance for recreational opportunities such as boating, swimming, jet skiing and wake boarding. Even better, it’s only ten minutes away from Elizabethtown.

Beautiful Lake Waccamaw is unique.  It features the geological mystery of species of aquatic life in Carolina Bays that is found nowhere else. This gorgeous state park is only a short drive from Bladen East.

If it’s sand between your toes you desire, a physical therapist job in Elizabethtown places you only one hour from the port city of Wilmington, NC and some of the most beautiful beaches on the East Coast.

Physical Therapy Jobs in Elizabethtown at Bladen East

We understand the value that physical therapists bring to our community. That’s why we offer a competitive compensation package that offers:

  • Both 401(k) and matching
  • Help through our Employee Assistance Program
  • Health insurance, including dental and vision
  • Paid time off

Interested in applying for a physical therapy job near you? Simply go to our job listing page on Indeed. We look forward to receiving your application.

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