Physical Therapy Technician Job Openings - 10 Jobs

  • Estimated Salary

    $57,870

    Occupational Therapy
    Erickson Living

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $63,277

    Physical Therapist - Full Time
    Erickson Living

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $63,277

    NEW
    Physical Therapist PT
    Fox Rehab

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $63,277

    NEW
    Physical Therapist PT
    Fox Rehab

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $63,277

    Physical Therapist PT
    Interim Healthcare Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $63,277

    NEW
    Physical Therapist PT
    Interim Healthcare Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $58,920

    DATACENTER TECHNICIAN
    Microsoft Corporation

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $63,277

    NEW
    Physical Therapist PT Jobs (Ashburn,VA)
    Healthcare Traveler Jobs

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $48,620

    Critical Environment Technician (CET Tech) - Data Center
    Quality Technology Services, LLC

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $40,799

    Physical Therapist Assistant - PRN
    Erickson Living

    Ashburn, VA

Physical Therapy Technician Jobs

average

$52,330

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Deal with People

What does a Physical Therapy Technician do

A Physical Therapy Technician assists with the planning and implementation of patient care. They help patients move, keep treatment areas organized and clean, and record patients' progress for therapists.

how to become a Physical Therapy Technician

Physical therapist assistants entering the profession need an associate’s degree from an accredited program. All states require physical therapist assistants to be licensed or certified. Physical therapist aides usually have a high school diploma and receive on-the-job training.

Education and Training

All states require physical therapist assistants to have an associate’s degree from an accredited physical therapist assistant program. There were more than 300 associate’s degree programs for physical therapist assistants accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education in 2015.

Programs typically last about 2 years. Classroom study includes courses in algebra, English, anatomy, physiology, and psychology. Assistants also gain hands-on experience during supervised clinical work. They may earn certifications in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and other first-aid skills.

Physical therapist aides typically have a high school diploma or the equivalent. They usually gain clinical experience through on-the-job training that can last from about a week to a month. Employers often prefer to hire applicants with computer skills.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

All states require physical therapist assistants to be licensed or certified. Licensure typically requires graduation from an accredited physical therapist assistant program and passing the National Physical Therapy Exam for physical therapist assistants administered by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy. Some states require that applicants pass additional state-administered exams, undergo a criminal background check, and be at least 18 years old. Physical therapist assistants also may need to take continuing education courses to keep their license. Check with your state board for specific licensing requirements.

Physical therapist aides are not required to be licensed.

Important Qualities

Compassion. Physical therapist assistants and aides should enjoy helping people. They work with people who are in pain, and they must have empathy to help their patients.

Detail oriented. Like other healthcare professionals, physical therapist assistants and aides should be organized and have a keen eye for detail. They must keep accurate records and follow written and verbal instructions carefully to ensure quality care.

Dexterity. Physical therapist assistants should be comfortable using their hands to provide manual therapy and therapeutic exercises. Aides should also be comfortable working with their hands to set up equipment and prepare treatment areas.

Interpersonal skills. Physical therapist assistants and aides spend much of their time interacting with clients, their families, and other healthcare practitioners; and therefore should be courteous and friendly.

Physical stamina. Physical therapist assistants and aides are frequently on their feet and moving as they work with their patients. They must often kneel, stoop, bend, and stand for long periods. They should enjoy physical activity.

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Top Skills for a Physical Therapy Technician

Know what it takes to get the job done

AssistPhysicalTherapistUltrasoundTherapyElectricalStimulationManualTherapeuticExercisesWhirlpoolTreatmentAreasPatientInformationCustomerServicePatientChartsFrontDeskFunctionalActivitiesMedicalRecordsPhoneCallsPhysicalTherapyTreatmentFrontOfficeSchedulingAppointmentsPhysicalTherapyEquipmentPatientTreatmentDataEntryPhysicalTherapyTech

Top Physical Therapy Technician Skills

You can also stand out to potential employers by including the following skills on your resume:
  1. Assist Physical Therapist
  2. Ultrasound Therapy
  3. Electrical Stimulation
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Assist Physical Therapist during various stages of patient care and physical rehabilitation.
  • Performed ultrasound therapy, electrical stimulation, and cervical traction to help maximize the patient's experience in attending rehab.
  • Perform ultrasound and electrical stimulation on prescribed patients in order to improve their symptoms.
  • Administer active and passive manual therapeutic exercises.
  • Gained experience in whirlpool therapy, as well as hand therapy specifics.

Scheduling Appointments, Data Entry, Physical Therapy Equipment, Patient Treatment, Front Office, Medical Records, Functional Activities, Phone Calls, Whirlpool, Front Desk, Patient Charts, Manual Therapeutic Exercises, Treatment Areas, Assist Physical Therapist, Customer Service, Physical Therapy Tech, Patient Information, Electrical Stimulation, Ultrasound Therapy, Physical Therapy Treatment

Top Physical Therapy Technician Employers

Find the best employers to advance your career

Top 10 Physical Therapy Technician Employers

Physical Therapy hires heavily for Physical Therapy Technician positions -- they have hired the highest amount of Physical Therapy Technician candidates in recent years.

Overall, 10 firms have active listings for Physical Therapy Technician.

Physical Therapy, Physiotherapy Associates, Drayer Physical Therapy Institute, Accelerated Rehabilitation Center, Foothills Sports Medicine, Plymouth Physical Therapy Specialists, Campbell Clinic, Dupage Medical Group, Peak Physical Therapy, Premier Physical Therapy

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