College and Career Center Hosts Physical Therapy Talk

The College and Career Center hosted another career talk for students at Campolindo on March 3 during lunch. This talk was centered around physical therapy and covered many different parts of it, including military recovery, sports recovery, and kids recovery. The main speaker, Lauren Masi, who is a physical therapist in Lafayette, talked about what she does, as well as salaries and college.

The informative talk was a way for students to get to know the career and see all of the different parts of physical therapy. During the talk, Masi showed a video illustrating the different parts of physical therapy you can be involved in, ranging from cardiac recovery to nuero recovery. Freshman Violet Ludwig said, “I am definitely considering [becoming a physical therapist]…attending the meeting gave me more information on it.”

Ludwig continued by saying that after going to physical therapy herself, “I realized a couple of years later that it might be a really cool job to do, so when I went [to the career talk] I had a very open mind. I wanted to see what it was about and what colleges offered those kinds of courses and it was really cool,” she said.

Other students also enjoyed this career talk. Junior Shane Harris said, “I thought it was cool how [Masi] was from a position of understanding and how she knew a lot about the subject…I liked her ideas on being a physical therapist.”

Masi concluded the talk by opening it up to questions from students, where they could ask anything about the field and the requirements needed to become a physical therapist. Many of the questions asked by students during the talk were about colleges, salaries, and how long education and training would take.

After attending the talk, Harris noted that in the future it would be beneficial to hear from other career fields. “There should be more talks like that but with a broader range. I would want [to hear from] a person who works in kinesiology, a microbiologist or a biologist, and more sciences. We don’t get enough of that,” he said.