Physical Therapist Aides

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.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Quick Facts: Physical Therapist Aides
2014 Median Pay
$25,120 per year / $12.08 per hour
Typical Entry-Level Education
High school diploma or equivalent
Work Experience in a Related Occupation
None
On-the-job Training
Short-term on-the-job training
Number of Jobs, 2014
50,000
Job Outlook, 2014-24
39%
Employment Change, 2014-24
19,500

Median annual wages, May 2014

Percent change in employment, projected 2014-24

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Occupation ENTRY-LEVEL EDUCATION 2014 MEDIAN PAY
Occupational Therapy Aides
High school diploma or equivalent $27,800
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Associate's degree $57,870
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Associate's degree $55,170

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