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Tomi, Physiotherapist
Finland, workplace of 1-20 employees
Education
Bachelor, Physiotherapy
Yearly salary (€)
25000-35000
In profession since
2016
Weekly hours
40-45

Could you describe your job in short?

I work as an enterpriser in a small company offering physiotherapy services. Working with patients is the principal part of my job. However it also includes various tasks related to business operations, such as marketing, selling, invoicing and accounting. To develop your expertise, educating yourself constantly further is also a central part of the job.

What do you do on average work day?

The day schedules are very different. My booking list is normally open from 8 until 21, so there might be customers throughout the day, and the day’s working schedule is determined by that. On a typical day I receive 2-3 customers in the morning and 3-4 customers more in the evening. In between I try to take care of written tasks, study or do some hobbies.

What do you love about your job?

I think physiotherapy as a science is very interesting. In physiotherapy, you dig into movement of humans and possible movement dysfunctions. On the other hand, physiotherapy field is very broad, covering areas from treatment of traditional musculoskeletal disorders to psychophysical physiotherapy. In physiotherapy you also get to help others in a concrete way. Satisfied feedback from customers motivates to work and develop yourself further.

What are the worst parts of your job?

When working as an entrepreneur, work days might get very long. It is important to take care of your own condition and recovery, so that you have the energy to perform your job well. Occasionally you get customers that you cannot help with your own expertise or with physiotherapeutic means. This might be frustrating, but you learn to approve it more easily with experience.

What are the most important skills in your job?

Analytical skills Creativity Empathy Logical thinking Responsibility

What are the most important tools/softwares in your job?

MS Office

How do you acquire and develop these skills?

The expertise needed in work divides into various factors. It is recommended to study things independently from different sources and to take part in trainings regularly. However, the actual learning in practice is acquired by working. Especially creativity and logical reasoning develop through experience.

If your job differed from your initial expectations, what were your expectations and how did your job differ from them?

In work you need more creativity and logical skills than I expected. The reasons for customers’ disorders and pains are often individual, and you don’t necessarily achieve good results by following certain treatment models. Especially when acting as an entrepreneur, you need skills to market your own service, extrovertism and flexibility to work in different work situations and environments.

What does your work week include?

1.0h

Meetings / Group work

5.0h

Emails

30.0h

Independent work

5.0h

Breaks

0.0h

Travel

1.0h

Events