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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 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).


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:

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

Rehabilitation Technician Numbers to Know


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