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Physical Therapy Aide Program

Program offered is a Diploma.

Physical therapy is among the fastest growing of the health care professions. This is your chance to get in on it! You’ll work under the supervision of a physical therapist doing important work that’s meaningful and worthwhile.

Physical therapy aides work under the supervision of a physical therapist. They make sure patients feel welcome and comfortable during their visit. Specific responsibilities may include:

  • Greeting patients at arrival
  • Listening to patient concerns
  • Positioning patients on the exam table
  • Assisting during treatment
  • Preparing exam and treatment equipment
  • Verifying insurance coverage
  • Filing medical reports in patient charts
  • Ordering supplies

Demand for physical therapy aides will continue to rise, in accordance with the increasing number of individuals with disabilities or limited function. The growing elderly population is particularly apt to require therapeutic services. Among the service industries, health care support occupations are expected to grow the fastest, by 34.5%. This will create about 1.1-million new jobs by 2012.

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