Physiotherapy graduate career opportunities

Physiotherapy graduates have entered careers both in the NHS and private sector. They work in hospitals, in the community as well as sports clubs and the military. An increasing number of Physiotherapy graduates are working on a freelance basis alongside their work in the NHS. Some choose to pursue further studies in education, research or undertake further training.

97.8% graduate employability rate
2012/13 Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey (DLHE)

The page below contains analysis of destinations data for the University of Birmingham’s Physiotherapy graduates who completed their course in 2012/13, based on the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey.

Physiotherapy - all undergraduate destinations 2012/13

Physiotherapy graduate destinations 2012-13

Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) 2012/13 
The DLHE survey is conducted 6 months after graduation.

A selection of employers for our graduates

  • University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
  • Birmingham Royal Ballet
  • Notts County Football Club
  • Physio World
  • Personal Best Physiotherapy
  • Royal London, Barts Hospital NHS Trust
  • Virgin Care
  • Leyton Orient Football Club
  • Royal Free Hospital
  • Self-employed 

A selection of occupations for our graduates

  • Physiotherapist
  • Rehabilitation Assistant
  • Development Squad Physiotherapist
  • Junior Physiotherapist
  • Academy Physiotherapist
  • Paediatric Physiotherapist

Further Study

The academic training that our degrees provide enables our graduates to follow academic careers in research and in teaching in Science and Sport at all levels from Primary education to University level. Many graduates continue to further study; for example medicine, physiotherapy, dietetics and occupational health. The University offers a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDipEd) for those wishing to enter the teaching profession

Examples of courses of further study for our graduates

  • MSc Advanced Physiotherapy Studies
  • MSc Health and Social Care

Helping you find the right career

Students have access to a comprehensive careers service, based at the Careers Network . In addition, careers and CV advice, and work experience/internship support, are available within the School on a weekly basis. We also arrange for you to meet a number of our alumni during your studies in order to learn from their experiences of preparing for a successful career in a chosen field.