Hi, my name is James and I have an assignment for college where I have to interview someone working in the field of physical therapy (PT or PTA). I have about some questions to ask about your career. I will greatly appreciate your help with this assignment. With that, I will like to send you a gift certificate for your help. Thanks.
Years of Experience:
1. How did you enter this profession?
2. What kinds of duties/activities are involved in this profession?
3. What is the educational background required?
4. How much prior experience is needed?
5. Is advanced education required to maintain employment or to advance in this profession?
6. What is the starting salary?
7. What is the potential for advancement in this profession?
8. What are the typical work hours?
9. How and on what criteria is job performance evaluated?
10. What are the most satisfying aspects of this profession?
11. What are the most frustration aspects of this profession?
12. What surprised you the most about this profession?
13. Are you happy in this profession (salary, growth, job satisfaction, etc)?
14. What are the advantages of this profession?
15. What are the disadvantages of this profession?
16. Describe the personal characteristics needed for the best candidate for a job in this profession?
17. Would you encourage people to prepare for and enter this career in the future?
18. What suggestions do you have for people entering this profession?
19. Do you know how the job market for this profession will be in the future?