16 hours per week
Physical therapy aide and administration specialists work hand-in-hand with physical therapists to provide support to patients recovering from injuries, illnesses or surgeries. You’ll be responsible for preparing treatment areas, setting up equipment and performing routine administrative tasks. Additionally, you’ll assist patients with exercises, ensuring that they are comfortable and safe as they take each small step on the path to recovery.
Pursuing a career as a physical therapy aide and administration specialist can be incredibly rewarding. You will get to work with patients one-on-one and see their progress over time. Especially in a rehabilitation setting, people can get discouraged by their injuries. As a key member of each patient’s recovery process, you will be able to encourage and champion them as they make progress and improve over time.
Graduates of this program will be eligible to take the Physical Therapy Technician/Aide Certification (PTTC) exam sponsored by the American Medical Certification Association (AMCA) and the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exam sponsored by the National Healthcareer Association.
PROJECTED GROWTH OF PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSISTANT AND AIDE EMPLOYMENT
NUMBER OF PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSISTANT AND AIDE JOB OPENINGS PER YEAR
MEDIAN HOURLY WAGE FOR PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSISTANTS AND AIDES
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Job growth for physical therapy assistants and aides is expected at 24 percent between now and 2031, far exceeding the national average for all occupations at 5 percent.
-U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
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