Physical therapist assistants, sometimes called PTAs, and physical therapist aides work under the direction and supervision of physical therapists. They help patients who are recovering from injuries and illnesses regain movement and manage pain.
- Education Requirements: Associate’s degree
- Soft Skills: Compassion, detail oriented and dexterity
- Average Annual Salary: $45,300
- 3 in state Schools: Mt. Hood Community College (Gresham, OR), Lane Community College (Eugene, OR), Rogue Community College (Grants Pass, OR)
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