As a physical therapist assistant (PTA), you manage some of the most critical parts of a patient's care plan. Your talent and dedication to patients in your care set you apart! Just like you make a difference in your patients' lives, we want to make a difference in yours. Partner with us to see your career in a whole new light!
Physical therapist assistants implement treatment plans provided by, and under the supervision of, a physical therapist. They help patients to regain mobility and strength due to medical issues or other health-related conditions that limit the ability to move and efficiently perform daily activities. PTA jobs are available in many settings including schools, hospitals, private practices, and home health. PTAs also track progress in patients to assess the success of the provided physical therapy so that the PT can make any necessary adjustments to the treatment plan.
Some responsibilities of a physical therapist assistant include:
In order to become a physical therapist assistant, you must obtain an Associate’s degree from an accredited PTA program and be licensed in your state to practice. Other requirements include fieldwork hours, first aid and CPR certifications, as well as other certifications that may vary by state.
With an increasing demand for Physical Therapists, PTAs will be a crucial asset to help patients with their treatment plans. PTs will need to rely heavily on PTAs in order to meet the demand effectively and efficiently. Physical therapist assistants' salaries can vary greatly depending on the setting, location and experience needed.
As a Sunbelt physical therapy assistant (PTA), you can work in facilities across the United States gaining a fulfilling blend of life and work experience. In addition to rewarding job opportunities and exciting locations, Sunbelt offers outstanding benefits and rewards programs, top pay, and exceptional support to ensure that every PTA on assignment receives the service and compensation they deserve.
Whether you desire a PTA job in a quiet rural town or a fast-paced city, Sunbelt can take you there. Find your perfect physical therapy assistant job today by browsing our jobs below. What are you waiting for? Apply now!