What can I do with a Physiotherapy degree?

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Completing an accredited physiotherapy degree will enable you to pursue a career as a Physiotherapist. Physiotherapists support individuals with physical difficulties to improve their mobility and live fulfilling and active lives. The majority of physiotherapy graduates go on to work as Physiotherapists however, depending upon the exact content of your degree, you could also look at jobs including:
  • Animal Physiotherapist
  • Higher Education Lecturer
  • Sports Therapist
  • Acupuncturist
  • Chiropractor
  • Dance Movement Psychotherapist
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Health Service Manager
  • Health Improvement Practitioner
  • Osteopath
  • Personal Trainer

Note, some of the above may require additional training.

Your degree will also allow you to develop many transferable skills and qualities valued by graduate employers, so do not restrict your thinking to the jobs listed above. Useful websites to explore your ideas are Prospects and Target Jobs.

What do Physiotherapy graduates do?

Just over 90% of physiotherapy graduates are employed 15 months after graduating, and 94% of physiotherapy graduates employed in the UK are working as physiotherapists (the Higher Education Statistics Agency’s Graduate Outcomes 2018/19 survey, produced by Jisc and AGCAS.).

For a detailed breakdown of what physiotherapy students are doing after graduation, see What Do Graduates Do?

Find out more about the Physiotherapy course offered at Newman University by visiting our Physiotherapy course page.
Written by the Careers team.

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