YOUR CAREER AS A PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT

YOUR CAREER AS APHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT

Earn an associate degree and start earning real money while treating athletes and others who can benefit from your care and in-demand expertise.

A Day in the Life of a Physical Therapist Assistant

Earn an associate degree and start earning real money while treating athletes and others who can benefit from your care and in-demand expertise.

Wage Range

$37K - $68K

Annual Openings

520

Projected Job Growth

7%

WHAT IS A PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT?

Physical therapist assistants help physical therapists provide treatments and procedures. They may assist in the development of treatment plans, carry out routine functions, document the progress of treatment and modify specific treatments.

ARE YOU A GOOD FIT?

PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANTS POSSESS THESE QUALITIES:

  • ANATOMY INTRIGUE
  • CONVERSATIONAL SKILLS
  • WRITTEN COMPREHENSION

WHAT DO PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANTS DO?

Observe patients before, during and after therapy, noting the patient’s status and reporting it to a physical therapist

Help patients do specific exercises as part of the plan of care

Treat patients using a variety of techniques, such as massage and stretching

Use devices and equipment, such as walkers, to help patients

Educate patients and family members about what to do after treatment

EDUCATION & TRAINING

Check out the educational requirements for a physical therapist assistant career.

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Associate's degree
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