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Growing Need Of Physical Therapy Assistants

By Rico Cone

Choosing careers has always remained matter of concern, no matter if you have just finished your high school or you want to upgrade your education. It is hard to single out a specific field of study. Students who are unable to huge amount of fee structure, it is hard for them to go for 4 years education programs. It is considered important to choose the course to learn a specific trade. If you to want to select a specific trade you can do that by analyzing the scope of job vacancies in that particular field. Choosing physical therapy as a career is gaining in popularity.

A physical Therapy Assistant has to perform various responsibilities under the management of a Physical Therapist, such as assisting in recovery of chronic injuries, motor vehicle accidents and other injury problems. Physical therapy is consisting of exercises, ultra sound therapy and massage as well. Physical Therapy Assistant assist patient to perform exercises, refilling supplies and providing help when required.

According to US Health Care Reform demand of Physical Therapy Assistant is becoming higher day by day, and people are also accepting the fact that physical therapy is an effective treatment for physical rehabilitation. The position of Physical Therapy Assistant is increasing to the point that available job positions exceed the number of applicants.

Physical Therapy Assistant also acquires training on the job but he has to earn an associate degree from a reliable institution. In some states of US Physical Therapy Assistant is also asked to take a license for practice. Physical Therapy Assistant can acquire specialization in degree in geriatrics or pediatrics.

If an individual is interested in attaining a position in the field of physical therapy as Physical Therapy Assistant he can expect employment opportunities to be excellent as the demand for assistance out weighs the supply. In the years to come positions have predicted to increase to well over 105,000 to over 135,000 by the year 2016 in United States, and one can expect to earn a salary starting from approximately $23 per hour and more.

The demand for a Physical Therapy Assistant is high as the educational institutions offering the course are low. Program for this position in United States reaches capacity each intake quickly; there is a great need to establish additional institutions that offer this program.

To find out about PT and Occupational Therapy profession and knowing a physical therapy assistant salary and also the occupational therapy assistant salary, you can visit our site and decide which profession you want to be in.

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Cone, Rico "Growing Need Of Physical Therapy Assistants." Growing Need Of Physical Therapy Assistants. 25 Jun. 2010. 16 Sep 2014 <>.

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