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Assistant, Physical Therapist
Summary Job Description Education Skills, Abilities and Interests More Information

ActivitiesAssist physical therapists in providing physical therapy treatments and procedures. They help patients who are recovering from injuries, illnesses, and surgery regain movement and manage pain. Physical therapist assistants are involved in the direct care of patients.

OutlookFaster-than-average-job growth

Median Income$49,690 per year in May 2010

Work Context & ConditionsMost physical therapist assistants and aides work full time. About one in four worked part time in 2010. Many physical therapy offices and clinics have evening and weekend hours to match patients' personal schedules.

Minimum Education RequirementsTechnical Program

SkillsSocial Perceptiveness, Monitoring, Critical Thinking, Instructing, Active Listening, Writing, Service Orientation, Time Management, Active Learning, Reading Comprehension, Speaking

AbilitiesOral Expression, Problem Sensitivity, Speech Clarity, Oral Comprehension

InterviewsChris Weaver