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Physical Therapist Aides

Job Information

Under close supervision of a physical therapist or physical therapy assistant, perform only delegated, selected, or routine tasks in specific situations. These duties include preparing the patient and the treatment area.


  • Employment is projected to grow much faster than average.
  • Physical therapist assistants should have very good job prospects; on the other hand, aides may face keen competition from the large pool of qualified applicants.
  • Aides usually learn skills on the job, while physical therapist assistants have an associate degree; most States require licensing for assistants.
  • Most jobs are in offices of other health practitioners and in hospitals.


Personality I like helping others
Salary $23,680/yr ($11.84/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education High School diploma