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Physical therapy assistants have the rewarding job of helping patients recover from physical injuries and illnesses. Working under the supervision of a physical therapist, these professionals use their learned skills and knowledge of the human body to treat patients with a variety of techniques, including stretching, exercise and massage.
The best part about physical therapy assistant careers is they can begin with just a few years of higher education. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, most physical therapy assistants get started in this career with a two-year physical therapy assistant associate degree from an accredited institution.