Yes, physical therapist assistants work in schools. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) approximately 72% of PTAs work in hospitals while the remaining PTAs work in schools, home health care, and rehab clinics.
Examples of PTAs Working in Schools:
- Contract agencies that send PTAs to multiple schools, spending part time at each
- School districts hiring full time PTAs to provide students with care
- Special needs schools and programs hiring PTAs to help care for disabled children
- Athletic departments and programs hiring PTAs to help student athletes prevent and treat injuries
Although physical therapy assistants work in schools with disabled children, it should be noted that occupational therapist assistants (COTA) may find more job opportunities in a school setting helping disabled students. Whereas, PTAs would more commonly find work in schools helping student athletes.
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