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A Rehabilitation Technician helps restore an elderly patient's flexibility and strength

Rehabilitation Technician



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


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).


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.


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.


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

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

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