Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is about training to be a physiotherapist.

A physiotherapist helps people to maintain or restore their movement and functional ability, and may also do physiotherapy research.

Training as a physiotherapist involves learning how to assess, diagnose and treat patients with a wide range of diseases or conditions.

NZ university majors related to this area

Though in the same subject area, they may be very different.

Examples of career opportunities

Most entail additional learning (lifelong learning!), and some require registration.

  • Private-practice physiotherapist
  • Hospital physiotherapist
  • Osteopath
  • Medical researcher
  • Rehabilitation advisor
  • Injury prevention consultant
  • Rehabilitation case manager
  • Health education teacher
  • Academic

Income and employment prospects

Income

143% of national
median earnings


Employment

64%
Employed
1%
Unemployed
24%
Further study
11%
Other or unknown

Figures based on young domestic graduates 5 years after graduation. Source: Ministry of Education.

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