How to Hire a Physical Therapist Assistant

Does your growing business need a physical therapist assistant? Physical Therapist Assistants can help your company improve the quality of care offered.

Here are some tips to help you find great physical therapist assistant candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Physical Therapist Assistants search for Jobs on Indeed*

120,813

job seekers clicked on physical therapist assistant jobs

29,534

resumes from job seekers with physical therapist assistant experience on Indeed

7,365

physical therapist assistant jobs that received clicks

Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $30.43 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $9.95$61.80 hourly
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Common
$9.95
$61.80

*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Physical Therapist Assistant?

A great physical therapist assistant hire can help your business increase the number of patients that your practice can see. A high quality assistant can also increase customer satisfaction and retention.

• Alleviate the burden on your physical therapist
• Provide excellent care for patients
• Reduce the number of patient injuries

Skills to look for in a great Physical Therapist Assistant

A great physical therapist assistant candidate will have the following skills and attributes as well as work experience that reflects:

• Great knowledge of physiology
• Knowledge of exercises
• Great communication skills with the patient and physical therapist
• Positive attitude
• Problem solving
• Empathy for patients

Writing a Physical Therapist Assistant job description

A thoughtful description is important to finding qualified Physical Therapist Assistant candidates. A Physical Therapist Assistant job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for Physical Therapist Assistant jobs, such as:

• Occupational therapist
• Occupational therapist assistant
• physiotherapy

Interviewing Physical Therapist Assistant candidates

Strong candidates for physical therapist assistant positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• Knowledge of physical injuries
• How to deal with a difficult patient
• How to perform specific exercises

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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