Motivation and Reward - Physical Therapy Career

What motivates me to be a physical therapist is just that thank you note when somebody thanks you and gives you the big handshake, we helped them through a really difficult time in their life. That's why you wake up every morning and you rush to the office early and you work hard all day because you have a positive impact on a lot of people and that keeps me ticking.

Physical therapists have a great combination of salary and flexibility. We make a good, honest living; we’re not tied to our work 24 hours a day. We work hard when we're at the office and pretty much when you're done you rest up and get ready for the next day. We're not on email 24 hours a day and we have great flexibility so if you're an athlete you can run, if you're a reader you can read, there's a good balance between work and play.