UAB Medicine

Career Advancement Opportunities

UAB offers a wide variety of advancement opportunities through the Clinical Specialist program, which is available in physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. The Clinical Specialist program focuses on various areas of physical dysfunction, orthopedics, neurology, swallowing and seating assessment and evaluation. To qualify as a clinical specialist, a therapist needs a minimum of five years of experience in his or her defined area of expertise.

Clinical Specialist Responsibilities:

  • Developing programs
  • Maintaining referral and usage stats
  • Helping less experienced therapists achieve a higher level in their specialty
  • Teaching
  • Treating patients
  • Promoting the highest quality of care