Physical therapists play a vital role in today's healthcare system. They work with children, the elderly, accident victims, surgical patients, and people with special physical needs. Chances are, at some point in your life, you'll need the services of a PT. This book explains the education needed to work as a physical therapist. Full-color photos show young people the variety of settings PTs work in. Informative sidebars explain different career paths and the credentials needed for this exciting field.