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  • Physical Therapist Assistant Job Outlook

    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of physical therapist assistants is projected to grow 40 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.

    Growth will be driven by an increased demand for physical therapy services and the expanding role of physical therapist assistants and aides.

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    Who should consider pursuing a Physical Therapist Assistant job?

    If you're interested in healthcare but don't have time for a lengthy degree program, you may want to consider a physical therapist assistant career through training from Remington College in Cleveland, Ohio.(2)

    What tasks are typically performed in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs?

    • Help patients learn and perform rehabilitative exercises
    • Perform ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and mechanical traction therapies
    • Provide balance and gait training
    • Record patients' progress

    Is licensing required for Physical Therapist Assistant careers?

    Physical therapist assistants must be licensed by their state in order to practice. Many states require physical therapist assistants to earn an associate degree from an accredited physical therapist assistant degree program and pass the National Physical Therapy Exam.

    What key skills are helpful for pursuing a Physical Therapist Assistant career?

    Physical therapist assistants should be good with people, detail oriented, and physically able to help patients through exercises. One important quality for a physical therapy assistant to possess is a desire to help those in need.

    Associate degree programs in physical therapist assistant training generally last two years and include a combination of classroom learning and hands-on experience. If you want to build an in-demand career helping others, consider enrolling in a physical therapist assistant training program.(2)