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In ten to fifteen years I would like to be working in the physical therapy industry as a sports trainer I like the idea of being around sports while dealing with medicine and sport injuries I have participated in athletics since I was very young and have played contact sports Now I would like to work in the sport therapy field to prevent these injuries from happening My goal would be to work with high school athletes anywhere up to professional athletes The person I interviewed was Norm Paquin who was the sports trainer at my high school and also worked as a physical therapist at Jordan Hospital He received his Bachelors degree from Northeastern in the field of Sports Medicine He returned to school this year to receive his Masters at the University of Southern MaineThe starting salary for a full time physical therapist averages about 755 weekly The middle fifty- percent earns between 577 and 1055 a week The top ten percent earn at least 1294 and the bottom ten- percent earns less than 400 a week According to the American Physical Therapy Associations survey of physical therapists practicing in hospital settings the average annual base salary of a full-time physical therapist is 48000 The middle fifty- percent earns between 42000 and 57000 Norm told me that his starting annual salary was about was about 41000When he was first hired at Jordan Hospital Norm had the opportunity to begin as a physical therapists assistant From watching the therapist and improving his skills and knowledge of the practice he could move his way up the staff He had the opportunity to become a therapist and then head of the therapy ward He also took a job at Silver Lake Regional High School as the athletic trainer After each full year off working at Jordan Hospital therapists receive a 2-3 increase in salary based upon the years figure Norm started working about seven years ago
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