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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 Rehabilitation Technician are trained in the following subject areas:

  • Learn to counsel individuals with personal, social, and vocational difficulties
  • Coordinate activities for residents of care and treatment facilities
  • Assess patient needs
  • Design and implement rehabilitation programs
  • Prepare and maintain records and case files
  • Monitor patients’ progress

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.

Expectations

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

  • Concern for others
  • Cooperation
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Self-control

Rehabilitation Technician Numbers to Know

$34K

National average earning potential for this career

8-12

Months needed to complete career training

0

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