Physical Therapy Aide Jobs

Physical Therapy Aide Job Overview

Physical Therapy Aides or Assistants (PTAs) work with physical therapists to treat patients and help them increase mobility or manage pain. Oftentimes, people in these roles need to be very observant and watch patients closely before, during, and after therapy to make sure they’re not experiencing any strange symptoms. They also help by setting up and cleaning the treatment area, so the patient and physical therapist can make the most of their time together.

PTAs are usually involved in the direct care of patients, and have to be able to educate families about treatment. They will also have to complete multiple tasks like cleaning, washing linens, and clerical duties.

Physical Therapy Aide Job Education Requirements

The entry-level education requirement for physical therapy aides is a minimum high school degree. This is because many of the techniques and process can be taught on the job. Those interested in the field who are looking to advance their careers should consider becoming physical therapy assistants, who need an associate’s degree from an accredited PTA program.

While basic computer and clerical knowledge is required for PTAs, the majority of the job tends to require people to be on their feet most of the day in doctor’s offices or hospitals. Certain positions might require candidates to lift a certain amount of weight if they’re going to be holding patients or therapy materials.

Physical Therapy Aide Job Market

The job market for Physical Therapy Aides is projected to grow much faster than average in the next ten years. By 2022, there will be more than 49,000 new PTA jobs – a 41 percent growth rate. There are two primary reasons for this increase in demand. First, healthcare reform and better treatment of the elderly will increase the average lifespan of patients and make treatment more affordable. Also, our society’s increased understanding of chronic conditions will better let us treat them with physical therapy.

Physical Therapy Aide Job Salary Information

Aides to Physical Therapists make an average of $24,000 a year, but can grow to become Physical Therapy Assistantswho make an average $39,000 annually. Assistants typically serve as a second set of hands to the Physical Therapist who is in charge of the treatment.

Becoming a physical therapy aide is a good stepping-stone to build experience and get your foot in the door. It will familiarize candidates with the environment and better prepare them if they return to school to further their physical therapy education.

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Job Description Rio Rancho Physical Therapy is a growing outpatient Physical Therapy clininc with an immediate full time opening for a PT Tech/aide No weekend work and you get off early on Fridays. Orthopedic experience a plus Must be; able to multi task; service oriented; enjoy a fun working environment. Job Purpose: Supports physical therapy care delivery by preparing treatment area, patie...
Job Summary: The Orthopedic Group is hiring a full-time Rehab Aide/Receptionist to assist their Physical Therapy office located in Mt. Lebanon. This position is Monday-Friday, but does require late hours 2 days a week due to physical therapist schedules. Responsibilities: · Prepares patients for physical therapy treatment by welcoming, comforting, providing and/or assisting patients while in th...
University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA, 90009
As part of Keck Medicine of USC, USC Verdugo Hills Hospital is the only community hospital in the Foothills area of Los Angeles backed by an academic medical center. With its 40-year legacy of personalized care from expert physicians, experience nurses and a dedicated staff the community has come to know and trust, USC–VHH brings patients the latest medical advancements and 24/7 emergency services...
Verdugo Hills Health Services Los Angeles, CA, 90009
As part of Keck Medicine of USC, USC Verdugo Hills Hospital is the only community hospital in the Foothills area of Los Angeles backed by an academic medical center. With its 40-year legacy of personalized care from expert physicians, experience nurses and a dedicated staff the community has come to know and trust, USC–VHH brings patients the latest medical advancements and 24/7 emergency services...
Physical therapy aide or assisstant with O.T. experience. Busy Orthopedic Surgeons practice located in the San Fernando Valley. Must be able to work independently. Friendly environment. Hours are Monday - Friday 8:30 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. Competitive salary and beneftis. Please e-mail resume to *****...
Einstein Medical Center Elkins Park is a 60 bed general acute care hospital located on a 30 acre suburban campus in Montgomery County. We are committed to providing the community with prompt, personalized and high quality healthcare in a friendly, comfortable environment. Einstein Healthcare Network promotes wellness. Research has shown that smoking is dangerous to the health of smokers and to oth...
Einstein Healthcare Network Einstein Medical Center Elkins Park
Position Description Einstein Medical Center Elkins Park is a 60 bed general acute care hospital located on a 30 acre suburban campus in Montgomery County. We are committed to providing the community with prompt, personalized and high quality healthcare in a friendly, comfortable environment. Einstein Healthcare Network promotes wellness. Research has shown that smoking is dangerous to the health...
Health One West Hills, CA
Physical Therapist Aide/PD - Physical Therapy - PRN - Variable ( Job Number: 01554-2567 ) Work Location : United States-California-West Hills-West Hills Hospital and Medical Center Schedule : PRN/Per Diem Description Summary of Responsibilities: To perform basic technical skills such as department maintenance, whirlpools, hot packs, gaiting, etc. as instructed by the staff, under the supervisi...
POSITION SUMMARY: A licensed/certified therapy assistant’s overall responsibility is to assist and support the plan of treatment for each resident/resident assigned. The assistant is an active participant in the center and an integral part of the interdisciplinary team. The Senior Assistant also supervises assistant students, assists with new staff orientation in their specific discipline, partic...
MountainView Hospital
Schedule: Full-time Description General Statement of Duties : Provides patient care as established in the plan of care under the supervision of the Physical Therapist. Assists with making patient schedules, providing patient education, and supervision of the rehab aide. Essential Job Functions : 1. Provides patient care, under the direction of a Physical Therapist, for patients who have impai...
MountainStar Healthcare San Antonio Live Oak, TX
Description General Statement of Duties : Provides patient care as established in the plan of care under the supervision of the Physical Therapist. Assists with making patient schedules, providing patient education, and supervision of the rehab aide. Essential Job Functions : 1. Provides patient care, under the direction of a Physical Therapist, for patients who have impairments, functional li...
Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital in Lexington, KY has a need for a full time Physical Therapy Aide for the Pulmonary Unit. This position will working 40 hours per week with some weekends. Must have High School Diploma or GED. SRNA certification required. Previous patient care experience required. Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital (Lexington, KY): Cardinal Hill began as a hospital for c...
The Clinical Physical Therapy Instructor position uniquely combines clinical mentoring and instruction in the School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science and the UMPT Clinic, an academic clinical site that assists the School and University with the mission of attaining excellence in student instruction. Responsibilities include clinical practice, clinical mentoring of students, and instruc...
MountainStar Healthcare Las Vegas, NV
Description POSITION SUMMARY (includes, but is not limited to): To assist with the indirect and direct patient care under the supervision of a licensed therapist. Must be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the patients served in his/her department. Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess ...
MountainView Hospital
Schedule: PRN/Per Diem Description POSITION SUMMARY (includes, but is not limited to): To assist with the indirect and direct patient care under the supervision of a licensed therapist. Must be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the patients served in his/her department. Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over th...
MINISTRY HEALTH CARE Plover-Clinic, WI
Description Ministry Health Care is looking to add a Part-Time Physical Therapy Aide to our Plover Clinic team! This position will work a minimum of 28 hours per week and is eligible for Part-Time benefits! The PT Aide will assist with various duties within the department to ensure that operational efficiency is maintained. In this role you will assist with patient care duties, under the directi...
South Texas Bone and Joint Houston, TX
South Texas Bone & Joint seeks a Full-Time Physical Therapist Aide for expansion of our Orthopaedic Services in Corpus Christi and surrounding South Texas. The Physical Therapist Aide will assist with helping injured patients improve their movement and manage their pain. The therapist aide will play an important part in rehabilitation and treatment of patients with musculoskeletal injuries, surger...
Clerical: Greet, instruct, direct and schedule patients. Serve as liaison between patients and the physical therapy staff. Perform and follow through with clerical and secretarial activities inherent to the operations and needs of the department under the direction of the physical therapist. Patient Care: Assist and follow through with patient care activities, adjusting to treatment programs desig...
Clerical: Greet, instruct, direct and schedule patients. Serve as liaison between patients and the physical therapy staff. Perform and follow through with clerical and secretarial activities inherent to the operations and needs of the department under the direction of the physical therapist. Patient Care: Assist and follow through with patient care activities, adjusting to treatment programs desig...
Location: Downers Grove, Illinois Job ID: 13446 Facility: GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL Status-FTE: 0.00 Registry - 0 Shift: Day Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital is committed to providing excellent care and a high level of service. Over the past 36 years, it has evolved into a recognized leader in health care. Deemed one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics four of the past ...

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Physical Therapy Aide

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Bachelor's
53.2%
Some College Coursework Completed
21.3%
High School
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Certification
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Master's
6.4%
Associates
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