How to Answer: What made you choose physical therapy over other health professions?
Advice and answer examples written specifically for a Physical Therapist job interview.
2. What made you choose physical therapy over other health professions?
How to Answer
This question is similar to 'tell me about yourself.' This question will give you the opportunity to tell the interviewer more about why you chose to be a physical therapist. Did you decide to help people because it personally affected you as a child? Did a family member benefit from a physical therapist and you decided you wanted to help people as well?
"When I was in high school, I had a brief time where I was seeing a Physical Therapist due to a car accident I had been in where I suffered a back injury. Seeing how my therapy turned my injury around in a quick manner inspired me to want to help people in a similar predicament that I was in back then. After my schooling and internship, I am confident that I made the right career choice."
"I chose physical therapy over everything else because I feel it's important to stay healthy and keep your body healthy. I've found that as a physical therapist I have the opportunity to specialize down the road if I'd like to change it up a bit."
"As a person, I have always had a passion for helping other people, and as a former athlete, I had experienced many injuries that put me in need of physiotherapy. So since the moment I got to know the positive impact that a physiotherapist can make in someone's life, I had in my mind that when I'd stop pursuing a career as an athlete, that I'd love to become a physiotherapist."
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This answer is nice and gives the interviewer great insight into what drives you in your PT career.
"I have a passion for helping other people, and, as a former athlete, I have experienced many injuries that put me in need of physiotherapy. So, since the moment I witnessed the positive impact that a physiotherapist can make in someone's life, I had in my mind to pursue it as a career."