1 Reply Latest reply: Jul 26, 2013 2:29 PM by jill_medical_instructor RSS

difference in a Physical Therapy Aide and assistant.

fearless13

Hi i would like to know the difference in becoming a Physical Therapy Aide and Physical Therapy Assistant ? i am looking to become something that pays good and i love any kind of medical work. I was told that Physical Therapy Assistant make vary good money but i just don't know the difference in assistant and aide or what the salary difference is ?

thanks

  • Re: difference in a Physical Therapy Aide and assistant.
    jill_medical_instructor

    A physical therapy aide is an entry level position. A physical therapy assistant is usually a two year associate degree program with more than likely a practicum or externship of some kind attached with the program. Penn Foster offers the aide program, not the assistant program. There is no licensing or credentialing necessary with the aide position.  The salary differences could vary greatly depending upon what state you are employed and the demand for the position.