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By kzoo
From michigan
Nov 10, 2012
coming up alcoa presents on the east side of Senec...
I am wondering what the scene is like for physical therapist in Fort Collins area. I know the job market in general is tight compared to the midwest, and most other parts of the country at the moment. I will be graduating from school and think about heading out west with my family. I am sure nursing home jobs and home health are probably available, but how is the outpatient orthopedics market for new PTs. I have 13 years experience as a physical therapist assistant, with eight of those years in outpatient. Will be a new graduate, but also have experience already working in the field.

I have lived in Estes Park in the past for 2 summers (2000,2001)and know the area surrounding this region of the front range. Loveland would also be a possibility as well.

What areas are good for families? I am open to most areas, but need a good school system.

My climbing objectives are simply anything in the park or lumpy. Bouldering around Fort Collins during the week and trad on the weekends. Thanks,


By Jon Lachelt
From Fort Collins, CO
Nov 12, 2012
Sounds like you are asking about two things... the job market (in and around FC) for your profession, and where is a good place to live in this area (for a good school), is that right?

Don't know about the PT job market here, but I'd say anywhere you live in FC has really good schools. Moreover, if you living within the Poudre School District, then you can take advantage of the "school of choice" concept. Basically, if the school you want has room then you can choose to send your kids to it... as long as you get them there (no busing except to your neighborhood school). But really, unless there is something specific you want about a particular school, then all of the schools are good. Even the elementary schools that don't have very good test scores have good teachers and administrators, it's just that the socio-economic status of many of the parents there are not so good. It doesn't mean the school's bad, or that the kids there are bad.

Plus, there are multiple charter schools to choose from.


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