Organizing a Physical Therapy Job Search

Searching for a job can take a month or a year, depending on the position you seek and the market. But there are things you can do to use your time and resources effectively. Here are the key steps to organizing a successful job search:

  1. Review this Job Search Handout given at the PT Job Search workshop
  2. Want a list of where PT students look for jobs? Look here.
  3. Want to look at job boards? Check out the OCPD Job Board
  4. Watch this presentation and learn how to organize your search
  5. Write you resume, CV, cover letter or other application materials 
  6. Prepare for your interview
  7. Accept or decline the position professionally
  8. Talk to a career counselor in at 1:1 appointment about your job search

Upcoming Events


First-year rotation check-in

Date: October 18, 2021
Time: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Alumni Career Paths: Science Policy

Date: October 20, 2021
Time: 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. PST

Interviewing for a Faculty Position

Date: October 21, 2021
Time: 12 - 1:30 p.m.

Developing Your Feedback Strategy and Style

Date: November 4, 2021
Time: 12 - 1:30 p.m.