10 Skills Needed To Be a Physical Therapist

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Medically reviewed by Allison Wozniak, DPT

Physical therapist

Continuing our look at our picks for the top attributes for medical professions, we turn to the highly-rewarding field of physical therapy and ask what makes for an effective (and successful) therapist.

Thinking of getting into the field of physical therapy? Want to weigh-in on what you think makes for an ideal physical therapist? Here are our top 10 skills need to be a successful physical therapist.

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6 Ways To Fight Feeling Tired All The Time

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Medically Reviewed by Valerie Smith, RN

Tired nurse

If you arrive for your shift feeling sluggish, even after a full night’s sleep, you could be experiencing TATT, or Tired All The Time syndrome. Your ability to work can be affected by fatigue, especially in the healthcare field. We broke down everything you need to know about TATT and how to combat it.

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Nursing Pay By State

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A Registered Nurse

Online lists stating the average pay for nurses nationwide can vary wildly and often suggest that huge rises or drop have occurred, but what’s the final word on how (and what) nurses actually get paid under various circumstances? We take a look at the most up-to-date numbers and what the statistics can – and can’t – tell us.

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Top 10 Qualities Highly Effective Doctors

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A Doctor

After such a great response to our last ranking of rankings, The Final Word on America’s Top 10 Nursing Schools, we looked at what qualities patients want in a doctor. With more and more hospitals under pressure to improve their doctors’ bedside manners, we look at what matters to both the patients they treat and the nurses they work alongside.

We aggregated together rankings and comments from lists across the board: from forum and social media postings to systematic studies, such as the most widely credited one of its kind released by the Mayo Clinic. We also asked for your input over on social media, which we’ve shared below. According to our research, the following 10 qualities make a good doctor:

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Is Per Diem Work Right for You?

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Per Diem Healthcare WorkerPer diem work provides a variety of pros and cons. Could your schedule use a change?

What is the Meaning of a Per Diem Job?

Have you ever considered working per diem? Not sure what per diem actually means? “Per diem” is latin for “per day” or “for each day.” In healthcare, it is a type of position in which the professional’s work hours vary from week to week, depending on how much the professional prefers to work and how much work the facility needs. Many medical professionals work per diem to pick up some extra money in addition to their full-time positions, but others choose to only work per diem shifts without having a full-time job. Continue reading “Is Per Diem Work Right for You?”

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