A Physical Therapist (PT) is a rehabilitation health professional with a Master’s or Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy. Although many practicing PTs have a Master’s degree, the Doctoral degree is becoming much more common and required by many employers. A physical therapist works with a patient to restore function, relieve pain, and reduce limitations from an injury. After initial assessment, PTs create a treatment plan designed to enable the patient to recover from the injury to the best of their ability. Because of the wide range of patients and injury types, PTs work in hospitals, clinics, schools, for professional sports teams, and in private practice.