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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 LICENSURE PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT LOGO HERE Helps patients recover from injuries, illnesses, and surgeries to regain movement and manage pain. WORK SETTING SALARY & EMPLOYMENT 3 KEY JOB DUTIES 1. Instruct, motivate, safeguard, and assistpatients as they practice exercises or functional activities.2. Observe patients during treatments to compileand evaluate data on their responses and progressand provide results to physical therapists.3. Administer active or passive manual therapeuticexercises, therapeutic massage, aquatic physicaltherapy, or heat, light, sound, or electrical modalitytreatments, such as ultrasound. Associate's degree in Physical Therapy Assisting is required from a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical TherapyEducation (CAPTE). All states except Hawaii require passing the PTA National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) to be licensed or certified to work. Specific requirements vary by state. Most Physical Therapist Assistants work in ambulatoryhealth care clinics, hospitals and nursing/residentialcare facilities. Wage and job statistics for Physical TherapistAssistants working in the United States: Employment outlook Average salary (2013) Average hourly pay (2013) Employed (2013) Job growth (2012 - 2022) $53,320 $25.63 72,640 Excellent ENTRY LEVEL EDUCATION REFERENCES CERTIFICATION States either certify or license Physical TherapyAssistants according to its requirements asdefined by the Federation of State Boards ofPhysical Therapy (FSBPT). 41% 1. created by: © 2015
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