I help people recover from injuries, surgeries and find out what's causing them pain in their body.
I make my schedule in the morning and drive to patients' homes. They are usually happy to see me because I can teach them ways to help them to recover from their impairments/injuries faster.
Go to a clinic and "shadow" a therapist and see what they do on a day to day basis.
Here's the first step for high school students
Be interested in the human body. Be interested to see how your muscles and bones work during sports and when you perform daily activities. Most physical therapists have some kind of sports background because we have excellent body awareness.
"You should stay home and help the family business (we owned a bakery.) They also told me to be a doctor, but I didn't want to go to school for another 8 years."