My experiences were varied I had a great opportunity to actually work as an autopsy assistant so I saw the highs and lows of life of course there and that gave me great anatomical perspective on the tolerances of the human body. I also volunteered in a orthotics and prosthetics laboratory and I worked at a hospital as a volunteer so that included everything from running charts and filing charts to seeing surgeries from afar, working with different medical professionals up close first-hand. So I think the more that you can diversify the better the chances that you’re going to gain acceptance into a graduate program.
I think my path to becoming a physical therapist was fairly conventional. I completed my college education, I got accepted into physical therapy school right away. There was the choice of waiting to go to a more prestigious school or getting into a school that was close and ready six months earlier so I chose to start earlier than versus taking a more established graduate program and I think working as a coroner's assistant was a little unconventional and maybe it helped me a lot.
Once you meet the requirements for a physical therapy license, getting a job is the easy part. You won't have to knock out a bunch of doors or send out five hundred resumes. It's more of just finding the right match between what you're looking for and what the employers looking for.