How much do Physiotherapist earn in usa?

Physiotherapists in the US are better known by the term ‘Physical therapists’ who are Rehabilitation professionals who have special skills in diagnosing and treating various illnesses that may have resulted through injury.

They also take care of people with disabilities that may have occurred as a result of accidents or certain neurological and cardio-thoracic conditions resulting in a hindered ability to freely move certain body parts, especially as it relates to bones and muscles.

There is a great and rising demand for Physiotherapists with all kinds of patients including those recovering from surgery, and accidents and those suffering from chronic diseases such as Arthritis and Rheumatism and need the services of a Physiotherapist frequently.

Physiotherapy is a medical health care profession that deals with the restoration, maintenance, and maximization of people’s strength, function, movement, and their general wellbeing.

How much do Physiotherapist earn in USA?
How much do Physiotherapist earn in USA? It varies.
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Physiotherapists are one of the most high in-demand jobs in the USA due to post covid rehab needs, an aging and longer working population, population growth, growing numbers of people with multiple long-term conditions and increased survival rates following stroke, trauma and cancer.

Physiotherapists are in high demand in almost all 56 states of the USA, and as a highly skilled professional, you can expect to earn a lot of money by working an average of 36-50 hours a week.

The average salary of a Physiotherapist working in the USA is $80,000 (eighty thousand US dollars) per year or $41.04 per hour. Entry level positions start at about $76,918 per year averagely while most experienced workers make up to $104,325 per year on average. Some of the highest paying cities for Physiotherapists and their average hourly income in the USA include;
Texas. $93,581 per year
California. $89,934 per year
Utah. $89,041 per year
Colorado. $87,750 per year
Florida. $80,000 per year
Illinois. $78,146 per year

Physiotherapists have clinical autonomy; they may access their patients, make diagnoses, provide treatment and/or prevention services, and also refer to other health services.

Also, physiotherapists are permitted to offer private services to patients as long as they maintain their registration/ licensure. When a foreign national seeks admission to the United States, specifically to work as a Physical therapist, USCIS requires the individual to have a Health Care Worker Certification (HCWC) prior to obtaining a visa which allows an individual to work. The HCWC is not a visa.

You do not need to get a new degree to also practice Physiotherapy in the United States; the requirements are a good IELTS minimum band score of 7 or 8, a bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy, your university should be UGC recognized, all your documents verified and you will have to pass the exam conducted by the USA for registration and licensure to practice.

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