Employment opportunities for physical therapists are tremendous as it is a career where the demand exceeds supply. It has application in twenty four out of twenty seven medical disciplines. A physical therapist could be employed in the rehabilitation departments, municipal corporations and private clinics. Their demand in medical institutions is increasing since physical therapy plays an important role in the treatment of patients of all ages with various problems.
Like all other medical and allied professionals, physical therapists can work in hospitals, orthopedic departments, neuro-rehabilitation centers, schools for the mentally retarded and physically disabled children, health institutions and defense medical establishments. Physical therapists can also opt for teaching, while those with adequate capital can establish private clinics of their own.
Options for higher post-graduate studies up to PhD are available worldwide, after which Physical therapists can teach and be actively involved in research at academic and clinical institutions of Pakistan and abroad.