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Physical Therapist

U.S. Air Force

This is a Contract position in Stockton, CA posted July 1, 2020.

Physical Therapist
U.S. Air Force


Position Summary
When Airmen suffer from illness or injury, their motor functions can be adversely compromised. Physical Therapists work closely with their patients to help them heal and promote overall wellness, providing services that help restore function, improve mobility and relieve pain. From identifying problems to developing and implementing a care plan, these specialists stay involved as long as necessary so that Airmen can resume healthy, active lifestyles.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Plan, develop and manage physical therapy treatment, procedures, and programs.
  • Develop and implement teaching programs and research related to physical therapy.
  • Evaluate patients and determine the type and frequency of treatment necessary.
  • Make recommendations regarding the use of braces and other related support appliances.
  • Act as a consultant to medical staff on physical therapy matters.



The Air Force benefits package is unparalleled in the civilian world. Benefits include:

  • 30 days of vacation with pay each year
  • Outstanding healthcare coverage for you and your family
  • Food and housing assistance
  • Generous retirement program
  • Continuing medical education opportunities
  • Free or low-cost world travel opportunities


This is an active-duty position as an Air Force officer. To be considered, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Entry-level doctorate (DPT) or transitional DPT, or be within one year of graduation
  • A current license to practice in a state or territory of the United States
  • A DPT student able to enter active duty by August of the year applying (The student must provide conferred transcripts and proof of valid physical therapy state licensure 45 days prior to entry.)
  • Completion of eight-week Officer Training School
  • Must be a U.S. citizen between the ages of 18 and 41
  • Must be willing to relocate


About the Air Force

The mission of the U.S. Air Force is to fly, fight and win in air, space, and cyberspace. We live by three core values: integrity first, service before self and excellence in all we do. The Air Force offers hundreds of careers from healthcare to engineering in order to serve the American people and provide precise and reliable global vigilance, reach and power for the nation.