We surveyed 1,210 physiotherapists to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical physiotherapist. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a physiotherapist?

Low

High

Working as a physiotherapist typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become a physiotherapist?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a physiotherapist typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as a physiotherapist?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically difficult to find a job as a physiotherapist. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for physiotherapists.

Is being a physiotherapist stressful?

Low

High

Physiotherapists tend not to find their jobs stressful, which likely contributes positively to career satisfaction.

Is being organized important as a physiotherapist?

Low

High

Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being a physiotherapist.

How competitive is the workplace for physiotherapists?

Low

High

Competition at work is not common for physiotherapists.

Does being a physiotherapist require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

Time pressure tends not to be a major contributor of stress for physiotherapists.

Are physiotherapists allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Physiotherapists rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.

Do physiotherapists have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

While sometimes the direction is set, occasionally physiotherapists will have some flexibility over the direction of their work.

Is being a physiotherapist physically demanding?

Low

High

Being a physiotherapist requires significant physical work, and is not a career for those unable to perform continuous and/or strenuous physical activity.

Are physiotherapists exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

Physiotherapists tend to have a monotonous work routine, with little variety in their day-to-day tasks.

Does being a physiotherapist require attention to detail?

Low

High

Attention to detail isn't necessarily required to be successful as a physiotherapist.

Does being a good physiotherapist require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

Strong compassion and empathy are critical to success as a physiotherapist.