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What kind of job can I get in physical therapy without being a certified Physical Therapy Assistant?

I graduate from college in April with a biology degree. I want to work a year before going back to grad school for physical therapy. What kind of job can I get in physical therapy without being a certified Physical Therapy Assistant? What are some good places to look?

Asked By: somidwestern - 2/20/2008
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You can become a PT technician/aide without any previous training or experience. Many future PTs are employed as techs before going to grad school. It doesn't pay much, but is a good experience. Start with the HR department at your local hospital.
Answered By: mistify - 2/20/2008
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You could be a secretary. To do any sort of patient care you generally need some sort of training. You may be able to be hired off the street to be a physical therapy aide. You may also be able to find a short program for this. Check out this site for more information: http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos167.htm... More
Answered By: science chick - 2/20/2008
 
Physical therapy aid or athletic trainer
Answered By: Xochitl M - 2/23/2008
 
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