Physical Therapist Assistant Jobs

Physical Therapist Assistant Job Overview

Physical therapist assistants work in hospitals, physical therapist offices, nursing care facilities, medical centers and occupational therapist officers around the country. Under the supervision of physical therapists, they assist patients in their recovery from a variety of injuries and sicknesses. As part of each patient’s recovery, the physical therapy assistant helps the patient regain movement at their own pace as well as become better at managing pain.

The most common job duties of a physical therapist assistant may include:

  • Implementing the policies of the facility’s physical therapy department
  • Observing patients before physical therapy and taking notes
  • Monitoring patients during physical therapy
  • Tracking the progress of each patient that they observe
  • Reporting each patient’s status and records to the physical therapist
  • Managing patient records
  • Administering physical therapy modalities while a physical therapist supervises
  • Performing clerical tasks to help the physical therapy department
  • Participating in ongoing training at the facility
  • Following the treatment plans that have been designed by the physical therapist
  • Speaking with patients and maintaining an upbeat, professional relationship with them
  • Communicating professionally with medical professionals and co-workers
  • Educating the patient about what to do after the treatment

Physical therapist assistants need to have a great deal of patience. They need to possess carefully honed people skills as they will be dealing with sometimes demanding patience under the close supervision of a physical therapist. Those who are detail-oriented and compassionate will likely thrive in this position.

Physical Therapist Assistant Job Education Requirements

Physical therapist assistants need to have an associate’s degree in nearly all states, and that degree should be from a program that’s accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education. Additionally, they will need to be at least 18 and have a criminal background check. They also must be certified or licensed, which requires the candidate to pass the National Physical Therapy Exam.

The exact requirements do vary from state to state, though, so it’s important to check with the state where you plan to practice as a physical therapist assistant. If you want to obtain higher education, you may also be interested in perusing physical therapist jobs and medical practice manager jobs.

Physical Therapist Assistant Job Market

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there will be a whopping 41 percent job growth in physical therapist assistant jobs between 2012 and 2022. That’s far greater than most other occupations. This means that there will likely be a great deal of available physical therapist assistant jobs available in the future, and there should be a good amount of job security in the profession as well.

Physical Therapist Assistant Job Salary Information

Physical therapist assistants earned an average annual salary of approximately $52,160. The highest-earned 10 percent of physical therapist assistants earned over $72,000 in 2012, while those who were in the lowest 10 percent of earners made under $32,420 per year. On-the-job experience, education, and location are all factors into how much candidates may be able to earn.

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Physical Therapist or Physical Therapist Asst CESA 2 - Rock County Birth to 3 Program in Janesville seeks a Physical Therapist or Physical Therapist Assistant to evaluate referred children, determine eligibility for Birth to 3, develop IFSP plans, and provide ongoing services to eligible families through a Primary Coaching Model of Intervention. The Physical Therapist participates in evidence-ba...
Physical Therapist and Physical Therapist Assistant PRN positions available for local outpatient clinic. If interested, please contact: Results Rehab and Fitness 1048 Penn Ave. West Warren, PA 16365 provided by The Warren Times-Observer...
We have an exciting opportunity within our growing practice. We are looking for a full time physical therapist and a physical therapist assistant to treat a wide range of patients in our private outpatient practice. We offer one hour appointments, flexible hours, no weekends, paid continuing education and many other benefits. To learn more about In Touch Physical Therapy visit our website at: www....
As a Physical Therapist Assistant / PTA, Your goal is to restore, enhance and increase functionality. Our goal is to give you the support you need to make a positive impact on every patient in your care. At Aegis Therapies we're as committed to making a difference as you are. Putting patients first. It's what building a career with Aegis Therapies is all about. Essential Job Functions Assist in ...
Compreheisve Pain Therapy Center, PC in Englewood, NJ needs Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistant for an outpatient physical therapy clinic. We are serving mostly Korean patients. New graduates are welcome to apply. This is a fulltime position with flexibility in the hours. Some evening hours are required. This is a great opportunity for someone interested in working in a dynamic en...
CRA Therapy specializes in providing school-based pediatric therapy services. We have become a trusted industry leader, providing quality special education services for our school partners across the United States. Our special education services include speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, sign language interpreting, school psychology, and more. CRA Therapy strives to empower s...
Responsible for the care, direction and progression of therapy patients and their treatments. Is a viable member of the therapeutic rehabilitation team and will assist in department maintenance, supervision of department staff as needed and delivering the best quality care possible. Is responsible for appropriate scheduling of therapy patients, completing the monthly productivity statistics in a t...
Busy Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation Practice looking for a LPT or PT assistant who is a self-starter, highly motivated, detail oriented, team player, reliable, meticulous, and resourceful and have effective time management. Must be proficient in English. We handle a wide range of patient population. This is a very unique opportunity to enhance your skills and join a team of experts in this fiel...
SHOW YOUR STRENGTH. PT/PTA. Full-time positions available for licensed and qualified physical therapists and therapist assistants. Long-term care experience preferred. We offer great pay and benefits in a team-oriented environment. Green Valley Care Center. *****. LifeCareCareers.com This job listing brought to you by The Evening News & Tribune...
Supplemental Health Care Federal Way, WA
Description: This position will be filled fast! We are looking for an experienced Physical Therapist Assistant to join our team of traveling and local therapists. Our client located North of Spokane needs a Physical Therapist Assistant with recent home health experience. Please call Mitzi Creed for your interview today at 866-835-8091, 253-835-8091 or *****. The ideal...
Preferred Therapy Services is seeking an outstanding, education-driven Physical Therapist to serve as Education Director. Preferred Therapy Services is a progressive, rapidly growingpediatric home therapy agency that services Dallas, Fort Worth and all surrounding counties. Our Director of Education is a qualified, licensed professional who is responsible for and will: Demonstrate a keen unders...
Brookline Health Care Center, a 120 bed skilled nursing facility, has an exceptional part time opportunity (22-25 hours) for a PTA to join our team of talented clinicians. Full benefits available for part time employees. Fri-Sun schedule required. Our Mission at HealthBridge is to define excellence within the healthcare community. We strive to lead the industry by delivering exceptional rehabilit...
Company Confidential Riverside, RI, 02915
JOB TITLE: Physical Therapist and Physical Therapist Assistant REPORTS TO: Rehabilitation Director DEPARTMENTS: In- House Rehabilitation SHIFT: PRN/ Part-time We are currently seeking for the ideal candidate for part-time or PRN licensed Physical Therapist and Physical Therapist Assistant. This is a fantastic opportunity to obtain a physical therapy job with a non-profit company with our in-ho...
POSITION SUMMARY: A therapist’s overall responsibility is to manage the care of the resident/resident, managing quality of all related outcomes. The therapist participates as an integral part of the interdisciplinary team, manages resources to meet the needs of the resident/resident and related customers balancing outcomes and cost effective and efficient treatment. REPORTS TO: Directly reports...
Soliant Joliet, IL
Joliet, IL Summer Physical Therapy Opening Soliant Health will need a summer PT or PTA in Joliet, IL. The position will be flexible and between 20-30 hours per week. We will need someone who is already licensed in the state and interested in working with multiple ages. We would prefer someone who is ready to start the day school ends and has experience in the school setting. The school district ...
Premier Therapy Services Houston, TX
Job Description: Premier Therapy Services is looking for an exceptional per diem Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants to join their rehab department at Mercy Villa Convent in Baltimore, MD Premier Therapy Servicesprovides a complete array of rehabilitative therapy services designed to help patients recover as quickly and fully as possible following an accident, illness or surger...
Provides direct and indirect Physical Therapy services based on current research and theory for clients aged premature to elderly. Licensed Physical Therapist or Physical Therapist Assistant, CPR certified. Prefer home health past experience and knowledge of OASIS and Home Health regulations....
Genesis Healthcare Three Rivers, MI
Physical Therapist / Physical Therapist Assistant Needed in Three Rivers, MI We have a great full time opportunity for qualified Physical Therapists or Physical Therapist Assistants starting immediately at a rehab facility in Three Rivers, MI. 40 hours per week, 2 week cancellation clause. For more information or to be considered for the position, please contact our office at 248-203-0490 or emai...
Genesis Healthcare Muskegon, MI
Physical Therapist / Physical Therapist Assistant Needed in Muskegon, MI We have a great full time opportunity for qualified Physical Therapists or Physical Therapist Assistants starting immediately at a rehab facility in Muskegon, MI. 40 hours per week, 2 week cancellation clause. For more information or to be considered for the position, please contact our office at 248-203-0490 or email michig...
Lifepoint Hospitals, Inc Henderson, NC
Physical Therapist/Physical Therapist Assistant-143202 Maria-Parham Medical Center Description Provides direct and indirect Physical Therapy services based on current research and theory for clients aged premature to elderly. Qualifications Licensed Physical Therapist or Physical Therapist Assistant, CPR certified. Prefer home health past experience and knowledge of OASIS and Home Health regu...

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