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Physical Therapist Assistants

Assist physical therapists in providing physical therapy treatments and procedures.

Quick Facts


Above the statewide median
$26.99 / hour    Read more about wages


Well above statewide average
Growth rate:  18.6%    Read more about outlook


Associate's degree is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Adjust positions of patients on beds or tables.
  • Administer basic health care or medical treatments.
  • Administer therapy treatments to patients using hands or physical treatment aids.
  • Assist patients with daily activities.
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Job Title Examples:

Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA)
Physical Therapy Technican

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