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Physical Therapist Assistant

Physical Therapist Assistant

Under the supervision on a physical therapist, a physical therapist assistant, or PTA, help make therapy sessions productive by filing office paperwork, preparing equipment for the physical therapist, or measuring a patient’s responses to treatment. A physical therapist assistant’s job may require also lifting or carrying patients to prepare the patient for treatment. A physical therapist assistant must graduate with an Associates Degree in Physical Therapy to practice in this field.