From the D&C: Demand for Physical Therapists Keeps Growing

30 Jul

Jenna Siracuse, 24, Siracuse works for Callan-Harris Physical Therapy on University Avenue in the city. / JEFFREY BLACKWELL/staff photographer / From

As reported by the Democrat and Chronicle:

[T]he job outlook for physical therapists for the Finger Lakes region, and the country looks encouraging.The demand for physical therapists is expected to grow by nearly 40 percent between 2010 and 2020, according to the United States Department of Labor.

“I can work just about anywhere in the country in various types of settings,” said Jenna Siracuse, 24, a local physical therapist and 2011 graduate of Nazareth College in Pittsford. “At a time when new college grads are having difficulty finding work, I was fortunate enough to find a job immediately out of school.”

Nazareth’s physical therapy program prepares professionals who are committed to meeting community health needs through engagement and service.  Nazareth PT graduates possess the skills to provide sound patient care, as well as preventive, educational, administrative, and consultative services that respect individuality. The licensure pass rates for physical therapy graduates from Nazareth’s School of Health and Human Services is 95 to 100 percent. And like Jenna Siracuse, most graduates from the School of Health and Human Services are employed just after graduation–many of them in the western New York region.

PT students at the College also have the opportunity to work in the physical therapy clinics. A unique collaborative effort that combines clinical learning and outreach, the PT clinics and related services are designed to meet the needs of underserved individuals with movement disorders.

To learn more about physical therapy at Nazareth, click here.

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