Physical Therapy Aides and PT Assistants

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Occupation Description

Physical therapist assistants help physical therapists in providing therapy procedures. In some states, may help in the development of management plans, carry out routine tasks, record the progress of treatment, and adjust specific forms of treatment in accordance with patient status and within the scope of treatment plans recognized by a physical therapist. In most cases requires accredited or formal training program completion.

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Required Education

Associate's degree
Specific Programs:
Associates of Physical Therapy

Required Work Experience


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