Physical Therapy Aide

Career Outlook

Your New Career
Demand is on the rise for skilled Physical Therapy Aides to work alongside medical professionals in the prestigious health care industry. Whether you choose to find employment in a private therapy office, clinic, hospital, or school, you will enjoy a career seldom matched in the sense of pride and accomplishment it offers. Penn Foster Career School can give you the skills you need to get started in this satisfying profession!  

The U.S. Department of Labor expects Physical Therapy Aides will be one of the fastest-growing occupations in the next decade, with jobs increasing more than 36% through 2018.* With hard work and dedication, one of these great jobs can be yours.

Your New Skills
Earn your Career Diploma at home in as little as four months by studying just an hour a day for your new career. You'll learn the important skills you need to be a Physical Therapy Aide.

  • Master the language of Physical Therapy. You'll study important medical terminology and have a fundamental knowledge of common physical dysfunctions and disorders.
  • Learn essential treatment techniques. Your program features the latest information on therapeutic modalities, including deep heating treatments and cryotherapy, as well as common therapeutic exercises for strength and mobility.
  • Strengthen your interpersonal skills. Learn to communicate effectively with the rehabilitative team, other personnel, and most importantly, the patient.

*Growth figures represent a ten-year period ending 2018. Source: "National Industry-Occupation Employment Matrix," a publication of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.