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Rehabilitation Technician

HEALTHCARE

Description

A rehabilitation technician works under the direct supervision of a physical therapist or assistant. Their duties include maintaining the treatment area and preparing therapy sessions. Technicians normally are not licensed and do not have to perform clinical tasks that require a license.

Career Details

Skills

Students in are trained in the following subject areas:

  • Maintain client files and records
  • Perform secretarial duties within the department
  • Ensure the safety of patients
  • Observe clients for any change in status and reports to therapists
  • Help in scheduling, transporting and preparation of patients
  • Assist with treatments including ambulation, hot packs and a range of motion exercises

Career Options

Career Options

People who graduate from this career pathway often go on to work under a licensed physical therapist assistant (LPTA), a physical therapist (PT), a physical therapy aide, or a certified occupational therapy assistant (COTA).

Requirements

Before entering the program, students must:

  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.

Credentials

As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.

Students who complete a program in the Healthcare training program can earn nationally recognized credentials from the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) and a state-issued credential/license.

Rehabilitation Technician Numbers to Know

$25K

National average earning potential for this career

8-12

Months to complete career training program

1

Number of centers offering training in this career

Expectations

While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:


Attention to detail
Commitment to safety
Concern for others
Cooperation
Following directions
Teamwork


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