The Office of Career Services
Library Building, Room 429 & 430
222-05 56th Avenue
Bayside, NY 11364
Phone: (718) 631-6297
Physical Therapist Aides
|Overview:||Under close supervision of a physical therapist or physical therapy assistant, perform only delegated, selected, or routine tasks in specific situations. These duties include preparing the patient and the treatment area.|
|Degree(s):||A.S. Health Sciences
A.S. Liberal Arts and Sciences (Mathematics and Science)
|Job Outlook:||Employment of physical therapist aides is expected to grow faster than average through 2018 due to the growth in the elderly population. Physical therapists are expected to increasingly use assistants and aides to reduce the cost of physical therapy services. Job opportunities should be particularly good in acute hospital, skilled nursing, and orthopedic settings and in rural areas.|
|Education Level:||The typical training required for this career is generally a High School Degree or GED Certificate.|
* National data collected by the Department of Labor in 2014 with projections through 2024. For New York green job information please click here.
Understanding acquiring positions in this field may be enhanced through continuing academic study (i.e. earning a baccalaureate or a master's degree) and/or work experience in the field, Queensborough Community College has established transfer agreements with other institutions for students who wish to further pursue their educational goals. Students are highly encouraged to meet with one of our Career Services to fully understand the opportunities available through study in their degree program.