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In the state of Maryland, a physical therapy aide earns $16,200 - $34,500; a physical therapist assistant earns $26,700 - $72,200; and physical therapists earn from $61,600 to $112,800.
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Physical therapy aides help make therapy sessions productive under the direct supervision of a Physical Therapist Assistant or Physical Therapist. They usually are responsible for keeping the treatment area clean and organized and for preparing for each patient's therapy. When patients need assistance moving to or from a treatment area, aides push them in a wheelchair or provide them support. With further training and education, aides can become Physical Therapist Assistants or Physical Therapists.
A physical therapy aide works with the physical therapist assistant or physical therapist to perform routine duties. These duties include preparing the patient for physical therapy, maintaining the treatment area, and other tasks as designated by the physical therapist
|HTH 5000 Introduction to Healthcare||48|
|HTH- 5250 Medical Terminology
|HTH 7270 Physical Therapy Aide||75|
|HTH 7290 Physical Therapy Aide Practicum||20|
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Kelly Winters, MSN, RN, CPP
“The long-term demand for physical therapists should continue to rise as new treatments and techniques expand the scope of physical therapy practices. Moreover, demand will be spurred by the increasing numbers of individuals with disabilities or limited function.”
Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics