Physiotherapist: a career for the middle aged?
June 14, 2014 1:58 PM Subscribe
Is physiotherapy a viable career to take up in your thirties?
posted by crazycanuck to Work & Money (3 answers total)
I am 35 and considering a career change. I had an accident and now I am interested in the human body and physiotherapy. The most practical program for me to join would start fall 2015 and run 2 years, this would have me starting a physiotherapy career at age 38. Is this viable?
My kid would be 10 then and I'm not planning others, so child rearing/child care isn't a concern. I am most concerned about injury and if 50 and 60 year olds that take care of their health would be physically capable of performing the work. I've definitely seen hospital rehab staff in their 50s but being union might make me want to put my eye out, also they don't tend to do heavy manual manipulation. I would be more interested in private practice and sports medicine.