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Get the Skills to Become a Physical Therapy Aide in California

Learn what it takes to help Physical Therapists treat patients in our Physical Therapy Aide program

11-Month* Physical Therapy Aide  Diploma Program in South Los Angeles, CA

Physical Therapy Aides provide help when a patient is receiving physical therapy working under the supervision of a physical therapist. Physical Therapy Aides help patients by ensuring that their therapy sessions are productive. They prepare for each session by getting the equipment ready, sterilizing equipment and instruments, and keeping treatment supplies in order.

In addition, Physical Therapy Aides provide physical support to patients that require assistance with moving on and off therapy equipment. Aides are a vital team member of Physical therapy offices performing clerical duties.

As a Physical Therapy Aide, you will learn all the key skills to build a strong foundation as a successful member of the rehab team. We give you the professional skills necessary to work in a busy physical therapy environment.

Healthcare Career College, located in Paramount, CA, serves Physical Therapy Aide students in Long Beach, Compton, Lakewood, Downey, Bellflower, Norwalk, Cerritos, the greater Los Angeles area and north Orange County.

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Physical Therapy Aide

11 Month* Diploma | $31,729 median annual salary**

  • 26% Job Growth Over Next 10 Years
  • Graduates hired by massage clinics, hospitals, & health spas
  • Advance into Exercise Physiology, Acupuncture, Chiropractic Examination and much more!

* Program length when completed in normal time
** visited on August 12, 2021. Salary source for physical therapist aides with the lowest 25th percentile earning $28,653 to the highest 75th percentile of workers earning $36,743.

Become a Skilled Physical Therapy Aide

During this program, you will learn:

  • Front and Back Office Clerical Duties
  • Swedish Massage Training
  • Deep Tissue Massage Therapy Training
  • Massage Techniques for Sports Massage Applications

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Diploma Features:

  • Professional Hygiene and Ethics
  • Sanitation and Safety
  • Physiology
  • Anatomy
  • Massage Equipment and Safety
  • Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation Techniques

Job Outlook

As long as people are active there will continuously be a need for Physical Therapy Aides and Massage Therapists. Physical Therapy Aides need to be around to assist when individuals experience specific injuries. Today’s growing population is exercising and moving more. People being more active in movement can lead to more physical injuries which leads to an increase in the need for Physical Therapy Aides.

The need for Physical Therapy Aides is on the rise. Employment of Physical Therapy Aides is projected to grow 26.4% from 2018 to 2028**, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Being enrolled in Healthcare Career College had opened many doors for me. As a student, I was always encouraged by the staff and my instructors every day. I was determined to make everyone proud, and learn as much as I could about ultrasounds. Everything that was available to us was extremely helpful and brought out every students potential.
Jose O., Healthcare Career College Graduate

Career Opportunities

Upon completion of Physical Therapy Aide training, you will be qualified for the following positions:

  • Physical Therapy Aide
  • Customer Service (front office)
  • Clinical Positions (back office)

You will be able to find work in the following areas:

  • General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
  • Nursing Facilities
  • Hospice Care
  • Board and Care
  • Retirement Facilities
  • Rehabilitation Hospitals
  • Day Care Facilities for the Elderly
  • Massage Clinics
  • Health Spas

Median Pay: $15.26/hour**

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Is a Rewarding Career in Physical Therapy Right for You? Get More Info…

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*Program length when completed in normal time.

**Source: EDD/LMID Occupational Employment Statistics Survey 2021