Document patient information, such as notes on their progress. Instruct, motivate, safeguard, and assist patients as they practice exercises or functional activities. Observe patients during treatments to compile and evaluate data on their responses and progress and provide results to physical therapist in person or through progress notes. Instruct patients in proper body mechanics and in ways to improve functional mobility, such as aquatic exercise. Secure patients into or onto therapy equipment.
By the numbers:
Median Annual Earnings
Median Annual Earnings are the midpoint earned by 50 percent of workers who are the lowest paid and 50 percent of workers who are the highest paid in a particular occupation
Jobs are any position in which a worker provides labor in exchange for monetary compensation (note: one individual may hold multiple jobs)
Average Annual Earnings are determined by dividing the total earnings for the occupation by the number of jobs in the occupation.