Physiotherapist is the third, after doctors and nurses, the most-represented medical profession. At the same time, it is often mentioned among the occupations of the future, due to aging of the European society. A clean calculation should not, however, decide if you will become a physiotherapist. It is a demanding job, which involves vocation, and definitely predispositions and motivation.

A physiotherapist deals with medical help for people with physical disabilities, people returning to health after accidents and injuries, as well as sportsmen in maintaining their full availability.

Many physiotherapists, describing their profession, indicate a high level of satisfaction. In their work, they have a real impact on the health and lives of people with whom they work. If you feel that you want to help others, using your specialist knowledge, considert becoming a physiotherapist.

Education: more than just a course

Physiotherapist is a specialist profession, requiring appropriate qualifications confirmed by appropriate education. If you are good at biology and chemistry, you plan to pass a high school diploma, that's a great start.

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You can graduate from Physiotherapy at the University of Physical Education, medical schools and other higher education schools that run medical courses.
Completing your studies allows you to practice, but the fact is that you will need further specialist courses, such as manual therapy or sports rehabilitation, to develop your career. These are unfortunately quite expensive, but also often required by employers.
A good solution is also postgraduate course that will help you specialize in your qualifications.

A physiotherapist must be empathic and mentally strong. It often motivates the patient to work hard and exercise in convalescence, as he or she deals with not only health problems, but also a decline in mental health. A good physiotherapist is an open person and is able to find themselves in working with people.

Career and earnings

In the work of a physiotherapist you can choose from several paths:

  • working in hospitals and public health centers – which often gives most satisfaction, but the lowest earnings
  • working in private rehabilitation centers, SPA and wellness rooms (wage PLN 3,000)
  • private practice - own office or mobile work. In the patient's home hourly rate of an experienced specialist can reach up to PLN 200.

Earnings of physiotherapists depend not only on the place and type of activity, but also on the qualifications (number of specialization courses completed) and the physiotherapist's experience. Because this job rarely means working full-time, a lot depends on the number of hours worked. The average physiotherapist's salary in Poland is slightly below 3,000 zł. Many specialists in this field choose to work abroad.