Physical Therapy Careers: Becoming a Physical Therapist Assistant

physical therapy assistantWant to earn a living helping people recover their mobility through physical therapy? Then you might want to look into becoming a physical therapist assistant! Physical therapist assistants provide care, exercise, instruction, and various other forms of stimulation with the direction and supervision of a physical therapist.

So what kind of person makes for a good physical therapist assistant? People who:

  • Have a desire to work in direct contact with a variety of different patients
  • Are physically fit
  • Possess good interpersonal communication skills

While physical therapist assistants have to endure a physically demanding job, the rewarding nature of their work and good outlook for job prospects more than pays off. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for physical therapist assistants is experiencing rapid growth as the bulk of America’s population ages. Read more…

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