Where can you work in the field of rehabilitation?
- Private practices
- Sports Medicine and Teams
- Home Health agencies
Employment of physical therapist aides is expected to increase 43 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations. (Retrieved from http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/physical-therapist-assistants-and-aides.htm)
According to APTA.org, There is a high demand for physical therapist assistants in the workforce despite the economic downturn. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of physical therapists is expected to grow by 35 percent from 2008 to 2018, much faster than the average for all occupations. The need for PTAs is expected to increase into the foreseeable future as the U.S. population ages and the demand for physical therapy services grows.
So, whether you are looking for an entry-level position as a P.T. Aide, to continue to a P.T. Assistant program, to further your studies and go for your doctorate in physical therapy or to explore many of the other closely related careers in the rehabilitation profession, I am certain you will enjoy your learning experience in this class.