If you would like to pursue a career in physical therapy, then you may wish to become a physical therapist assistant. This is a job that is a job that is particularly well suited for those who want to work within this field without going to school to get a Master’s degree.
As a physical therapist assistant you will be doing a lot of physical labor in lifting and supporting your patients. This is why you need to be in good physical condition in order to work in this position.
It is also important to understand that this is an emotionally demanding job. You will need to constantly have a positive attitude. Furthermore, you will also need to communicate complex instructions to your patients.
According to the government, due to today’s growing aged population, physical therapist assistant jobs are going to continue to grow throughout the year 2016. The current salary of such a position is around $43,000.
If you are interested in working in this type of a job and you’re still in high school, then you should do the following things to prepare yourself:
Pay close attention to your math and science classes.
Do some volunteer work in a hospital or rehab center.
Get plenty of exercise so that you will remain strong and toned.
By taking the time to do these things while you are still in high school, you will be well prepared to enter into this type of a job once you do graduate from high school.