Physical Therapy Assistant Work Environment
Physical therapy assistants need a moderate degree of strength because of the physical exertion required in assisting patients with their treatment. Assistants may need to lift patients. Frequent kneeling, stooping, bending, and standing for long periods also are part of the job. Most jobs (about 72%) are in offices of other health practitioners and in hospitals. Others work in nursing care facilities, home healthcare services, and outpatient care centers.
Information on this page summarized from:
(1) Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/physical-therapist-assistants-and-aides.htm
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