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Working As A Therapy Technician

  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Getting Information
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • Stressful

  • Make Decisions

  • $37,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Therapy Technician Do At State of Minnesota

* Act as a liaison as a job coach between businesses for both facility and community based opportunities for program participants.
* Document supported person’s activities, progress and medical care by recording, summarizing and maintaining data in standard forms and reports; meet legal and licensing requirements.
* Including following MSOCS policies and procedures regarding individual funds and DT&H; imprest/cash accounts.
* Participate in daily operations of the site to meet licensure, legal and applicable accreditation requirements and to adhere to established budgetary guidlicenserr
* Provide Vocational services to facilitate integration with people, providers and merchants in the community.
* Participate in state-of-the-art training so quality service delivery may occur.
* Attend workshops and scheduled in-services to pursue ideas, which can be used to enhance vocational service delivery.
* Follow various administrative work rules, policies and procedures.
* Promote coordination and cooperation with co-workers and customers

What Does A Therapy Technician Do At Mercy

* Plans, maintains and controls inventory levels of materials, supplies and equipment in order to meet departmental/medical center needs.
* Maintains a clean work area, clean equipment and machines upon completion of work activity, or as necessary.
* Makes up beds/plinths and changes linen between patients, as appropriate.
* Reports equipment malfunctions to appropriate personnel for correction and/or initiates repairs.
* Compliance: Reports on/off duty according to scheduled shift.
* Notifies supervisor immediately on emergencies or other situations which require unscheduled time off.
* Attends meetings/in-services as required by department and Mercy hospital Joplin(mandatory).
* Customer Service: Displays positive attitudes and actions towards others.
* Teamwork: Demonstrates a willingness to adjust work schedule to meet needs of the department.
* Resolves problems relating to work assignments, departmental functioning, and/or departmental services in a timely and effective manner.
* Schedules own time effectively by assigning priorities to daily, weekly, or monthly work activities.
* Participates in QI activities and in-service presentations.
* Expertise: Provides general patient care on an on-going basis and/or during treatments to ensure patient health, safety and well-being.
* Communicates information clearly and concisely to patient and patient's family.
* Prepares supplies, equipment and treatment areas a required by PT/PTA.
* Schedules patient treatments.
* Maintains the treatment area and supply cabinets in an orderly condition and informs management of supply needs.
* Maintains efficient work flow by making timely requests to others and responding quickly to requests

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Therapy Technician Career Paths

Therapy Technician
Certified Nursing Assistant Licensed Practical Nurse Registered Nurse
Registered Nurse Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Certified Nursing Assistant Registered Nurse Registered Nurse Supervisor
Registered Nurse Case Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Certified Nursing Assistant Staff Nurse Registered Nurse Supervisor
Nursing Director
9 Yearsyrs
Medical Assistant Technician Team Leader
Account Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Medical Assistant Patient Care Coordinator Office Manager
Business Office Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Medical Assistant Specialist Consultant
Partner
6 Yearsyrs
Physical Therapist Assistant Physical Therapist Therapist
Clinical Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Physical Therapist Assistant Massage Therapist Therapist
Patient Care Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Physical Therapist Assistant Home Health Aid Administrator
Practice Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Substitute Teacher Consultant Owner
Co-Owner
6 Yearsyrs
Substitute Teacher Consultant General Manager
Chief Executive Officer
8 Yearsyrs
Substitute Teacher Account Executive Office Manager
Business Owner
6 Yearsyrs
Rehab Technician Licensed Practical Nurse Registered Nurse Supervisor
Managed Care Director
9 Yearsyrs
Rehab Technician Licensed Practical Nurse Senior Technician Specialist
Director Of Social Services
6 Yearsyrs
Rehab Technician Massage Therapist Clinician
Clinical Program Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Direct Support Professional Therapeutic Support Staff Office Manager
Office And Operations Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Direct Support Professional Mental Health Worker Residential Supervisor
Residential Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Direct Support Professional Therapeutic Support Staff Clinical Supervisor
Director Of Rehabilitation
7 Yearsyrs
Registered Nurse Consultant Nurse Clinical Director
Rehab Director
6 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Therapy Aide 2.8 years
Technician 2.7 years
Rehab Technician 2.5 years
Rehab Aide 2.4 years
Med Technician 2.3 years
Therapy Technician 2.0 years
Top Careers Before Therapy Technician
Cashier 10.9%
Internship 7.4%
Volunteer 5.7%
Server 4.0%
Assistant 3.3%
Teacher 2.8%
Waitress 2.5%
Secretary 2.4%
Top Careers After Therapy Technician
Cashier 9.6%
Internship 4.9%
Server 3.9%
Manager 3.2%
Volunteer 2.7%
Teacher 2.5%

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Therapy Technician Demographics

Gender

Female

63.7%

Male

25.2%

Unknown

11.1%
Ethnicity

White

61.1%

Hispanic or Latino

18.2%

Black or African American

10.9%

Asian

6.4%

Unknown

3.3%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

59.3%

Vietnamese

7.4%

German

5.6%

French

5.6%

Swedish

3.7%

Russian

3.7%

Thai

3.7%

Blackfoot

1.9%

Mandarin

1.9%

Turkish

1.9%

Azerbaijani

1.9%

Japanese

1.9%

Malayalam

1.9%
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Therapy Technician Education

Schools

College of Southern Idaho

13.7%

Boise State University

10.0%

University of Phoenix

7.1%

Angelo State University

5.8%

University of Idaho

5.4%

Idaho State University

5.4%

University of Texas at Austin

5.0%

University of North Texas

4.6%

College of Western Idaho

4.1%

Ashford University

4.1%

University of Texas at Arlington

4.1%

Texas State University

4.1%

University of Texas at San Antonio

3.7%

Texas Woman's University

3.7%

Brigham Young University - Idaho

3.7%

East Tennessee State University

3.3%

The Academy

3.3%

Prairie View A & M University

2.9%

Virginia Commonwealth University

2.9%

University of Washington

2.9%
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Majors

Kinesiology

12.8%

Psychology

10.4%

Physical Therapy

8.6%

Occupational Therapy

8.5%

Medical Assisting Services

8.1%

Nursing

7.8%

Business

6.7%

Biology

5.2%

Health Care Administration

4.9%

Social Work

3.5%

Health Sciences And Services

3.4%

General Studies

3.3%

Criminal Justice

2.8%

Medical Technician

2.8%

Education

2.3%

Nursing Assistants

2.1%

Management

1.8%

Elementary Education

1.6%

Speech-Language Pathology

1.6%

Human Services

1.6%
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Degrees

Bachelors

35.9%

Other

23.2%

Associate

16.0%

Masters

13.8%

Certificate

5.6%

Doctorate

2.7%

Diploma

2.0%

License

0.8%
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Top Skills for A Therapy Technician

  1. Patient Care
  2. Occupational Therapy
  3. Physical Therapy
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Maintained equipment and patient paperwork Contributed to patient care and treatment intervention Used problem solving techniques with scheduling and treatments
  • Provide assistance to occupational therapy and physical therapy practitioners during treatment sessions and evaluations by pushing I.V.
  • Assisted patients with their physical therapy under minimal supervision from Physical therapist.
  • Work involved assisting with services as directed by implementing treatment plans for assigned therapeutic specialty.
  • Provided speech therapy to special needs children concentrating in increasing their verbal communication skills

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