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Area of Study: Health Sciences
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Health Sciences
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Physical Therapist Assistant

Give relief and improve physical function

Physical therapist assistants help patients regain physical abilities, recover independence, and improve their quality of life. This program equips you with an understanding of exercises, manual techniques, researching skills, and methods for tracking patient progress. Upon completion you’ll be ready to take the national licensing exam.

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Job Titles & Career Information

Physical Therapists
41.77 Hourly Wage 1313 Currently Employed
Assess, plan, organize, and participate in rehabilitative programs that improve mobility, relieve pain, increase strength, and improve or correct disabling conditions resulting from disease or injury.
1313 Physical Therapists are employed. This number is expected to increase by 11.65 % over the next four years.
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Physical Therapist Assistants
32.46 Hourly Wage 437 Currently Employed
Assist physical therapists in providing physical therapy treatments and procedures. May, in accordance with State laws, assist in the development of treatment plans, carry out routine functions, document the progress of treatment, and modify specific treatments in accordance with patient status and within the scope of treatment plans established by a physical therapist. Generally requires formal training.
437 Physical Therapist Assistants are employed. This number is expected to increase by 14.19 % over the next four years.
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Physical Therapist Aides
13.31 Hourly Wage 321 Currently Employed
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.
321 Physical Therapist Aides are employed. This number is expected to increase by 12.77 % over the next four years.
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Data analysis of traditional and real-time labor market information (LMI) provided in collaboration with Emsi (Economic Modeling Specialists International), a CareerBuilder company.

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Program Map

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Awards in this Program


Associate of Applied Science

Physical Therapist Assistant
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Program Accreditations

Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education of the American Physical Therapy Association (1111 N. Fairfax St., Alexandria, VA 22314-1488, phone 703-706-3245, www.capteonline.org).

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