Physical Therapists are in need of a paradigm shift. This is a general
comment, of course, meant to describe a dilemna that is contributing to
our present problem. We are taught in school to have a job. True, it
could be in a variety of specialties, but none the less a job. What
makes it worse is that the job is in only one field Physical Therapy.
What if we started looking at our Degree as a starting point to our
future? What if we saw our future, individually, in terms of markets
and trends? In the past market, Physical Therapists were in demand.
We were a profit generator. We did not need to look outside the box.
In current markets we are an expense. We either need to change markets
or again become a profit generator. What if, instead of looking for
jobs, individually, we looked for markets that are expanding.
Personally I have chosen Preventative medicine. It is an expanding
market. Remember what that felt like? In today's healthcare system,
who can trust curative medicine? With the Baby Boomer's getting older,
the system has to tighten up further or go broke!
What other markets could we as individuals tap into? And how can we
spread the news when all our Journals seem to be stuck in the old
paradigm? I definitely want to share what I have learned about
Preventative medicine opportunities with others! Please comment, share
ideas or explore opportunities!