- sensitivity and understanding
- patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
- customer service skills
- leadership skills
- to be thorough and pay attention to detail
- the ability to work well with others
- excellent verbal communication skills
- thinking and reasoning skills
- knowledge of medicine and dentistry
- to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device
In your day-to-day duties you may:
- use your hands to treat disorders of bones, muscles and joints
- manipulate the spine
- treat neck, back and shoulder pain
- treat sciatica and leg problems
- help clients with sports injuries, poor posture and joint and muscle pain
- make sure your client's condition is suitable for treatment
- discuss their symptoms and health problems in detail
- carry out examinations, sometimes using x-rays or blood tests
- design a programme of treatment for each individual client
- give advice on lifestyle, diet and exercise to support recovery
You could work in a therapy clinic.
With experience you could set up your own practice.
You could also move into education, or specialise in sports medicine, rehabilitation, neurology or research.