• Physical Therapist Aides
  • Health Science
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 28,260
    $20,940 range bar $37,110
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Very Fast Growing
  • Physical therapist aides work under the close supervision of a physical therapist or physical therapy assistant, performing only delegated, selected, or routine tasks in specific situations. These duties include preparing the patient and the treatment area.

What do they typically do

  • Transport patients to and from treatment areas, using wheelchairs or providing standing support
  • Clean and organize work area and disinfect equipment after treatment
  • Schedule patient appointments with physical therapists and coordinate therapists' schedules
  • Administer active or passive manual therapeutic exercises, therapeutic massage, or heat, light, sound, water, or electrical modality treatments such as ultrasound
  • Secure patients into or onto therapy equipment
  • Record treatment given and equipment used
  • Change linens such as bed sheets and pillow cases
  • Instruct, motivate, safeguard, or help patients practicing exercises or functional activities, under direction of medical staff

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +1.4%
Job Opening 106

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Physical Therapist Aide (PTA), Physical Therapy Aide (PTA), Physical Therapy Attendant, Rehabilitation Aide, Rehabilitation Attendant, Restorative Aide (RA)
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Education & Training

  • Education

    These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
    Associated Programs or Majors
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