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Physical therapist assistants and aides work under the direction and supervision of physical therapists.
Most physical therapist assistants and aides work in physical therapists’ offices or in hospitals. Physical therapist assistants and aides are frequently on their feet and moving as they set up equipment and help care for patients.
Physical therapist assistants entering the profession need an associate’s degree from an accredited program. All states require physical therapist assistants to be licensed or certified. Physical therapist aides usually have a high school diploma and receive on-the-job training.
Overall employment of physical therapist assistants and aides is projected to grow $pc.toString().replaceAll("^\-","") percent from 2020 to 2030, $gra.
About $tools.number.format('#,###',$op) openings for physical therapist assistants and aides are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
Explore resources for employment and wages by state and area for physical therapist assistants and aides.
Compare the job duties, education, job growth, and pay of physical therapist assistants and aides with similar occupations.
Learn more about physical therapist assistants and aides by visiting additional resources, including O*NET, a source on key characteristics of workers and occupations.