Welcome to The Non-Clinical PT!

Looking for a change? Not sure where to start?

If you’re a PT, OT, or SLP professional looking to use your degree and experience to launch a non-clinical career, you’re in the right place! Explore the site and take advantage of our free content, or if you need a little extra help, we provide premium coaching services to get you to where you want to be!

Guidance, Community, and Inspiration

The Non-Clinical PT was created by Meredith Castin, PT, DPT to help rehab professionals transition out of patient care in creative ways. Unconventional jobs for PTs are out there, and our goal is to give you the tools you need in order to land them!

"What a relief to finally find a thorough, creative and extremely informative resource for non-clinical jobs for us rehab professionals! Meredith has gone above and beyond."

Ashley D.

Writer

"Meredith was a great help and got me thinking about options. I just got a job where I still have patient interaction, but with higher pay and less stress!"

Jennifer C.

Inpatient Care Coordinator

"When we started talking about a month ago I felt like I had no clarity, vision, or hope. Because of Meredith's help, I feel like things have done a complete 180."

Michael B.

Entrepreneur

How Can The Non-Clinical PT Help You?

Resources & Community

Looking for coursework to get you closer to your dream job? Want a resume or cover letter template to jump-start the process? Are you curious to learn which companies are looking for non-clinical PTs? Want to join our free community to connect with other members and gain access to members-only discounts and promotions? Don't worry -- We've got you covered!

One-on-One Career Coaching

Our customized career coaching program is designed for PTs who want to try something new, but aren’t sure where to start. Meredith will guide you from identifying your passions and inherent strengths, to highlighting your experience and achievements. Then, we hone in on the best career paths for you, giving you the tools you need to pursue those roles with confidence and poise.

Original & Guest Content

The heart of The Non-Clinical PT is our content. We feature PTs who have successfully transitioned out of patient care, and we write about non-traditional roles for therapists, as well as how to get into those roles. We also proudly feature guest posts from members, sharing what they’ve learned on their inspiring non-clinical journeys. We've got a little something for everyone. 🙂

Resources

Join the TNCPT Community

Create Your Free Profile Now

Create a profile on TNCPT. You'll be able to directly message the folks from the Non-Clinical spotlights, collaborate with other users on the site, and get exclusive access to free career development materials and special discounts on courses, via our newsletter.

Follow The Non-Clinical PT Facebook page and join the Non-Clinical PT Connections Facebook group so you can participate in group discussions with others who are traveling similar paths. If you're looking for non-clinical jobs, you can also join the Non-Clinical Job Postings for Rehab Professionals Facebook group where we post any interesting opportunities that we come across! We also recommend that you join the Alternative Careers for Rehabilitation Professionals Facebook group.

Interested in writing a guest post for TNCPT? Give it a try!

Coaching

The Non-Clinical PT now offers one-on-one coaching services for non-clinical career transitions that you can purchase. We have helped many others work through their unique and exciting career paths, and we look forward to helping YOU with yours!

Then, once you've got your career path in order, why not try a little life coaching? Give Nina Rubin or Mika Toribara, DPT a try!

Recommended Courses

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    • Breaking into Health Writing – This course is awesome. It’s everything that a new or aspiring copywriter needs to understand how to actually start writing. It’s the types of writing that are out there (medical vs. marketing vs. health, etc.) It’s what you need to make an actual plan to get there. Highly recommended. [Get 10% off this course! Enter this code at checkout: TNPT]
    • MedBridge offers plenty of compliance courses that will beef up your resume nicely when you start searching for jobs.
    • Utilization Management – This course is offered by Nurse.com, but it specifically welcomes all disciplines to take it. You won’t receive CEU credits, but your resume will look incredible.

Recommended Reading

When I decided to change to a non-clinical career, I read one book that I believe made it possible. It's called The Slight Edge. The basic premise is you need to do something—anything—each day, to work toward your end goal. It can be as simple as writing an email, or as complex as setting up a blog. But do something.

It's worth reading the book because you'll feel empowered to take action. If I could recommend one book for a career changer, it would be this one, believe it or not. However, there are a few other books that I also recommend, and you can find links to them below.

Companies That Hire Non-Clinical PTs

As we come across interesting non-clinical job opportunities, we post them to the Non-Clinical Job Postings for Rehab Professionals Facebook group. Please join that group if you're interested!

Additionally, here's a list of some companies that are known to offer non-clinical roles to rehab professionals. This is not a comprehensive list, but we will update periodically as we discover more. 🙂 If you contact these companies, please do me a favor and tell them that Meredith from The Non-Clinical PT sent ya! I'm working on forming relationships with all of these companies so I can pick their brains and find out exactly what they're looking for in non-clinical PT employees, thereby providing you with more information to create a game plan…

Want your company listed here? Please contact us for more information.

About The Non-Clinical PT

The Mission

The Non-Clinical PT is the #1 resource for physical therapy professionals who wish to leverage their degrees in non-clinical settings. When you’re not happy in patient care, it can feel like there is no way out. Our goal is to make the journey out of patient care easier for PTs, by providing guidance, community, and inspiration! It’s time that we shatter the stigma of leaving traditional patient care, and embrace the idea of leveraging our degrees.

About Meredith

Meredith Castin, PT, DPT graduated from University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (San Marcos) in 2010. By the time she had been working for three years, she had burned out on patient care. She tried just about every setting to make sure, but her heart simply wasn’t in clinical care.

She set a goal to treat clinically for five years before leaving patient care to become a copywriter, and that’s exactly what she did —but it certainly wasn’t easy. Along the way, she co-founded NewGradPhysicalTherapy and later became Head of Content at CovalentCareers. During that time, she was approached by many other PTs who were feeling burned out in traditional patient care, and they felt as lost as she had felt.

In 2017, Meredith created The Non-Clinical PT as a small resource for PTs seeking change, and the response was astounding. Since then, she’s helped countless PTs find the confidence and inspiration to pursue—and land—non-clinical roles.

Meredith is passionate about fighting the physical therapy burnout crisis in our profession, and she believes that creating non-clinical options in our profession will enable PTs to find more fulfillment in their careers… and provide physical therapy some much-needed exposure in mainstream culture.

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