What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Physical Therapist Assistant in Los Angeles:
"Ask for help from the PT team. Don't lift a patient alone."
Ask for more pay.
PT Assistants should start at $40. Per hour.
Physical Therapist Assistant in The Dalles:
This is a rewarding profession, however it requires a great deal of patience. You listen to people complain about their pain all day long, and you are expected to fix their pain. It is rewarding when you do, but frustrating when you don't.
Physical Therapist Assistant in San Antonio:
"To Balance My Personal And Work Life Better."
Have fun, surround yourself with as many different therapist as possible. Work in varied settings: out pt rehab, acute care, in pt rehab. If you start out in home health or a small one therapist clinic you will limit your peer support and learning.
Physical Therapist Assistant in Flint:
"Hospital Seems To Be The Lower Payer In Genesee County."
Start at a clinic that has wide range of patients to get a good grasp on the field. It might be at the middle of the road pay, but request a review in 90 days to negotiate raise. A lot of the time the boss just needs to know you are a good fit for the clinic before they are willing to pay you what you are worth.