• Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Health Science
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 61,090
    $44,660 range bar $80,210
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Very Fast Growing
  • Physical therapist assistants help physical therapists provide physical therapy treatments and procedures. They may help develop treatment plans, track progress, and modify specific treatments based on patients' progress and PT's treatment plans.

What do they typically do

  • Measure patients' range-of-joint motion, body parts, or vital signs to determine effects of treatment
  • Instruct, motivate, safeguard, and assist patients as they practice exercises or functional activities
  • Help patients dress, undress, or put on and remove supportive devices
  • Provide therapeutic exercises; therapeutic massage; or treatments such as ultrasound
  • Train patients to use orthopedic braces, prostheses, or supportive devices
  • Discuss and evaluate patient information with physical therapy staff or others to plan, coordinate, or modify patient treatment
  • Instruct caregivers about patient therapeutic activities or treatment plans
  • Record and evaluate patient information during treatments to compile and provide results to physical therapist

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +1.9%
Job Opening 459

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