Physical Therapist Assistant: Internships and Careers
According to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, employment of physical therapist assistants and aides is projected to grow 41% from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations.
Demand for physical therapy services is expected to increase in response to the healthcare needs of an older population and growing rates of chronic conditions such as diabetes and obesity.
PTAs provide therapy services under the supervision and direction of a physical therapist (PT). They assist with data collection; implement delegated patient interventions; make appropriate clinical judgments; modify interventions within the PT's established plan of care; participate in discharge planning and follow-up care; document the care provided; educate and interact with PT and PTA students, aides, volunteers, patients, families, and caregivers; and demonstrate an understanding of the significance and impact of cultural and individual differences.
Cal U prepares you to enter the workforce with knowledge, integrity, character and experience. With the help of the Career and Professional Development Center, we will connect you to potential employers through networking events, job shadowing opportunities, on-campus recruiting, job and internship fairs, and organizational visits.
Where Our Graduates Are Working
- Area Agency on Aging
- Bradley Physical Therapy
- Care Ventures
- Center for Rehab Services
- Clearfield Hospital
- Greene County Memorial Hospital
- Keystone Rehabilitation
- Manning Physical Therapy
- MediCorp Health Systems
- Mount Macrina Manor
- Orthopedic & Sports Therapy Associates
- Pennsylvania Hospital
- Presbyterian Senior Care
- Resletcx Staffing
- Spradley Physical Therapy
- The Waters Edge
- Washington Capitals