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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Chiropractor office is seeking a full time physical therapy aide for a busy office. Candidates interested in the physical therapy field are preferred, but not required. Position requires a candidate who enjoys working with people, is able to multi-task extremely well, punctual and reliable. Please email resume to *****...
Job Opening for a Physical Therapy Aide in Pelvic Floor Therapy for Fast-paced Urology Practice. *Great Benefit Package* Position Summary: Physical Therapy Aide for Pelvic Floor Therapy prepares for the patient by following prescribed procedures and protocols. Prepares patients for physical therapy treatment by welcoming, comforting, providing and/or assisting patient into physical therapy appa...
Physical Therapy Aide/ Exercise Specialist Full-time position, 30-35hrs/wk available in an outpatient physical therapy clinic in the Murrysville area. Travel to Apollo required one day per week. Knowledge of exercise equipment helpful, must enjoy working with people. Send resume to: PT Group Acquisition LLC 438 Pellis Road, Suite 101 Greensburg PA 15601 or via email: *****...
Princeton HealthCare System is a leading provider of healthcare services. As a respected nonprofit, community teaching system, we offer compassionate care supported by advanced technologies and an outstanding medical staff. Over 97% of our physicians have achieved board certification, the hallmark of professional excellence. Through our academic and clinical affiliations with institutions includin...
JOB ID: 1500006581 LOCATION: St Josephs Hospital Med Ctr, Phoenix, AZ 85013 SHIFT: 8HOUR, Day EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Seasonal/Casual/OnCall/Supplemental HRS PER PAY PERIOD: .001 JOIN US NOW as we are seeking a dynamic ON-CALL PHYSICAL THERAPY AIDE who is passionate about the health and well-being of our patients to assist Physical Therapists in performing physical therapy procedures. This position also...
DIGNITY HEALTH Phoenix, AZ
About This Position JOIN US NOW as we are seeking a dynamic ON-CALL PHYSICAL THERAPY AIDE who is passionate about the health and well-being of our patients to assist Physical Therapists in performing physical therapy procedures. This position also maintains inventory, department files, and assists with maintenance of a clean, safe, orderly department. Located in Phoenix, AZ, this position is cri...
DIGNITY HEALTH Phoenix, AZ
About This Position JOIN US NOW as we are seeking a dynamic PHYSICAL THERAPY AIDE who is passionate about the health and well-being of our patients to assist Physical Therapists in performing physical therapy procedures. This position also maintains inventory, department files, and assists with maintenance of a clean, safe, orderly department. Located in Phoenix, AZ, this position is critical to...
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...
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...
Job Summary: Conducts a medically prescribed therapy program for patients involving exercise, massage, heat, water, light and electricity. Applies diagnostic and prognostic test results to muscle, nerve, joint, and functional. Directs and aids the patient in active and passive exercises. Records and reports patient progress. Job Expectations and Procedural Responsibilities: 1. Provides therapeut...
ALLIANCE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Experience Health Caring Become a colleague at one of Ohio's premier community hospitals. Embrace the Planetree philosophy of healing mind, body and spirit. Don't just accept any job: pursue a career in compassionate care-giving at the only Planetree facility in Ohio! By joining our team, you will provide the highest level of care in the most soothing, healing enviro...
Company Confidential Beckley, WV, 25801
Full time / part time Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant for busy outpatient clinic. Experienced aide may be considered. Send resume to: 423 Carriage Drive Beckley, WV 25801 Or fax resume to: 304-253-7250 This job listing brought to you by The Register Herald...
Orthopedic office looking for Licensed PTA (Physical Therapy Assistant) to work in Waterford location. You will work with 2 full time therapists and aide to provide excellent patient care. Knee and Shoulder experience preferred. Must have a degree from PTA program. Email resume to *****. Click to apply by EMAIL =...
Maxim Government Services is seeking a Physical Therapy Assistant for our client, Travis AFB, in California. This is a Monday – Friday opportunity, typical hours are 7:30 am – 4:30 pm. This is a long term contract opportunity. The PTA must be comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. He/she must be able and willing to reprioritize on short notice and work on multiple simultaneous ...
CSI has immediate opportunities for Physical Therapists withLymphedema Therapy certificate. Duties: * Meets the patient's goals and needs and provides quality care by assessing and interpreting evaluations and test results; determining physical therapy treatment plans in consultation with physicians or by prescription. * Helps patient accomplish treatment plan and accept therapeutic devices by ...
The Physical Therapist Assistant assists the Physical Therapist in the provision of physical therapy. The incumbent shall perform physical therapy procedures and related tasks that have been selected and delegated by the supervising Physical Therapist. The Physical Therapist Assistant may modify a specific treatment procedure in accordance with changes in patient status within the scope of the Phy...
provision of physical therapy services. Rehabilitation Services at Desert Regional Medical Center may include the provision of physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and recreational therapy to patients on Acute units, Acute Rehab, the Skilled Nursing Facility, and in the Out-Patient Program. These programs provide services to include wound care, orthopedic, medical, medical-surgic...
Tenet Healthcare Corporation Palm Springs, CA
Description : provision of physical therapy services. Rehabilitation Services at Desert Regional Medical Center may include the provision of physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and recreational therapy to patients on Acute units, Acute Rehab, the Skilled Nursing Facility, and in the Out-Patient Program. These programs provide services to include wound care, orthopedic, medical,...

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