YOUR CAREER AS 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.

A physical therapist assistant working with a patient.

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.


MEDIAN INCOME

$51K


ANNUAL OPENINGS

630


PROJECTED JOB GROWTH

30.7%


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?

Female PT assistant observes a female patient during a therapy session and records notes.

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

Female physical therapy assistant helps a patient with leg exercises.

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

PT assistant helps patient stretch out their injured leg.

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

Male physical therapy assisstant helps a female patient with her walker.

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

Male PT assisstant talks to male patient about what to do after treatment.

Educate patients and family members about what to do after treatment


EDUCATION & TRAINING

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

Icon of a diploma or certificate

Associate's degree

Icon representing Job Training

None


FIND PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT TRAINING

There are training and education opportunities in Michigan for PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT . Enter your city below to find the location nearest to you.

There are no results for your city. Please try another city.

Loading...

SHARE THIS CAREER
SAVE THIS CAREER

Check Out Similar Careers

want more options?

Search Careers