Physical Therapy Assistant

Job Outlook in Vermont
High Demand

What you might do
Physical Therapy Assistants work under the supervision of Physical Therapists.  They work with patients who have disabilities to help them move more easily, ease pain, or recover from illness or injury.  They may track patients’ progress, help them do exercises, or help them use equipment.

Where you might work
Physical therapy office, hospital, nursing home.

Related Links
My Next Move: Physical Therapist Assistants
O*Net Online: Physical Therapist Assistants
Occupational Outlook Handbook: Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
Vermont Chapter of the APTA

Education Required
Most Physical Therapy Assistants hold an associate’s degree (2 years).

Where to Study

For more information, contact your regional AHEC:

Northern Vermont AHEC

Southern Vermont AHEC