While the majority of the nation seems to be struggling to fill nursing jobs, Kansas has recently seemed to buck the trend. This is due to the increased number of students who decided to enter into nursing in recent years. The benefit is great for all parties involved. Kansas hospitals are no longer scrambling to fill vacancies, and nursing students are not being thrown into the fire right out of nursing school. The result has been higher quality nursing and improved retention rates throughout the state.
Physical therapists work with people of all ages to help improve their mobility, reduce their pain and prevent disability. The major professional organization for physical therapists is the American Physical Therapy Association, and entry-level physical therapist and physical therapist assistant programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts excellent growth for physical therapist jobs and physical therapist assistant jobs. According to the U.S. BLS, the median annual physical therapist salary is $72,790, while the median annual physical therapist assistant salary is $46,140.