Job Placement - PT Graduates

Alumni Facts & Figures

  • 85% DPT graduation rate
  • 89% first-time licensing examination pass rate for the DPT program
  • 96% ultimate licensing examination pass rate for the DPT program
  • 100% employment of graduates as PTs within six months of passing the licensing examination 
  • Employed in Maine: 69%
  • Employed out of State: 31%

    (Based on 2010-2011 Alumni)

    Sizzling Job Market

    • Employment is expected to increase much faster than average
    • 39% increase in employment projected between 2010 and 2020
    • Annual mean wage of $76,310 in May 2010
    • Home Health highest paid practice with an annual mean wage of $81,870 in May 2008
    • High-skill, hands-on, profession delivered locally and not replicable by automation
    • Physical therapists report high job satisfaction


    Projected Job Growth for Years to Come

    • Increase in numbers of individuals with disabilities
    • Growing elderly population
    • Baby-boom generation high-risk age group for heart attacks and strokes
    • Technological advances saving newborns with severe birth defects
    • Widespread interest in health promotion in the workplace

    (From the 2012 Occupational Outlook Handbook, published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

    Alumni Comments

    • "I was an international student at Husson College [SIC]. I tell you this because I was given the opportunity to transfer back to my home country to complete my PT education at a college there. I chose to stay at Husson. I felt that I was receiving an education unparalleled by other institutions. I believe that if you were to ask my current employer, he would say the same." Tracey Euloth, MPT 2000, UPMC Presbyterian Hospital
    • "As a practicing therapist, with responsibilities in patient care and management, I feel that the physical therapy program at Husson College [SIC] did an outstanding job of preparing me to excel in my profession. Both academically and clinically, the wealth and diverse expertise offered by the faculty provide students with a high quality of education." Jen (Roberts) Cowing, 2001


    Employer Comments

    • "We want you to know that we thoroughly enjoy the relationship between our facility and Husson College [SIC]. We find your students and graduates to be well trained, professional, and personable. As I'm sure you are well aware, we recently hired two recent graduates of Husson. Both have exceptional clinical and people skills. They are fitting well into our system." David A. Nelson, PhD., Director of Rehab & Wellness Services, Millinocket Regional Hospital
    • "I have worked with graduates from many Physical Therapy schools nationwide. It is my observation that Husson grads are far better educated and prepared for their careers than those from any other school. We make Husson grads our first choice when hiring Physical Therapists these days." Lauren Hebert, PT,OSC, SmartCare Physical Therapy, Dixfield, Maine
    • "I am very pleased with the caliber of Physical Therapists that Husson has graduated. They were well prepared and able to jump into a very busy and active environment and hit the road running. Both of the Husson PT graduates we have hired have worked out very well for us." Alan Dunn OTR/L Aroostook Medical Center, Presque Isle, Maine