8 Non-Clinical Jobs for Physical Therapists

Jul 9, 2015
1 min read

CovalentCareers | Physical Therapy

Not every physical therapist wants to work as a treating clinician forever. Maybe you developed a bad back or perhaps you catch every little bug your patients have. Maybe you’re so worn out at the end of the day, you don’t have the energy to be present for your family’s needs. You may simply detest patient care! Physical therapy can be physically and mentally taxing, and not every PT finds that patient care is the right place for them.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with wanting a change, even if you’re a new grad physical therapist. We all chose physical therapy for many reasons, and for some of us, those reasons include flexibility and career growth opportunities.

Here are some options for PTs who are ready for a serious career overhaul, plus recommendations on how to get there!

Ready to make the switch to a non-clinical pt role? Read this comprehensive article about transitioning into a non-clinical role as a healthcare professional!

There you have it, folks! Did any of you wind up leaving patient care? Comment below to let us know what you did and how you got there! Your fellow new grads will thank you.

About Meredith Victor Castin, PT, DPT

Meredith is the co-founder of NewGradPhysicalTherapy.com and the founder of The Non-Clinical PT. She is originally from Tyler, TX and attended UPenn for undergrad, before graduating with her DPT from USA (San Diego) in 2010. She has worked in outpatient ortho, inpatient rehab, acute care, and home health. She loves spending time with her husband and 3 cats, and enjoys creating art and weird music.

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