Physical Therapy Military Training
While the military salary for physical therapists is outstanding, the civilian salary is even better, as indeed.com reports that non-military physical therapists earn an average of $89,000 per year.
When the GI Bill becomes available for you to use, follow these steps: You can become a physical therapist following your military career by using the Montgomery GI Bill. This program allows former (and current) military officers to receive free education in many fields, including physical therapy. is how to utilize the GI Bill:
- Prior to military service, open a dialogue with recruiters in various military branches to discuss the educational benefits that are offered in each branch. There is a good chance that you will benefit from an educational standpoint from one branch more than any other, depending on what you would like to do with the GI Bill.
- Read through your entire enlistment contract once you decide on a military branch. Make sure that the GI Bill will be available for you after you finish your military service. Even though you will need to pay a monthly fee during your first service year, the GI Bill will be there for you afterwards. You will be able to take up to four years of physical therapy classes for free through the GI Bill, and it will be available to you for up to 10 years once your service in the Armed Forces has been discontinued.
- Pick a trade school, university, college, or other school that offers the program that you will need to take to become a physical therapist and that honors the GI Bill. Speak with your school’s Veterans Administration representative to be sure of this, or check out your school at the Web site for the Veterans Administration.
- Complete the GI Bill application and submit it. You can find an application at the Web site for the Veterans Administration, at (888) GIBILL-1, or through that school representative that was mentioned in Step 1.
Please remember that you do not have to have a school picked out before you complete the application for the GI Bill. You will be compensated for all of your physical therapy class-related expenses once you are approved for the GI Bill.