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23.  Physical Therapy Director

100 best jobs physical therapy director
  • Median pay: $87,900
  • Top pay: $114,000
  • 10-year job growth: 23%

Patients go to physical therapy seeking relief from an injury or illness, and the director of the office oversees treatment plans and makes sure clinical standards and regulatory requirements are being met. The director is also the administrative authority in the office and is in charge of the budget and business planning and staffing.

Quality of life ratings:
Personal satisfaction: A | Benefit to society: A | Low stress: B

Notes: All pay data from Median pay is for an experienced worker (at least five or seven years in the field). Top pay represents the 90th percentile. Job growth is estimated for 2012-22, and based on people working in broader 'job family' from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. For more details, see How We Picked the Best Jobs.
Sources:, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and CNNMoney research
  @CNNMoney - Last updated May 09 2017 01:24 PM ET

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