When it comes to healthcare, “therapy” often refers to the rehabilitation professions of Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Speech-Language Pathologist, Physical Therapy Assistant, and Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant. For convenience’s sake, we are also going to lump in Recreation Therapist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker. These healthcare careers are all dedicated to helping people regain mental and physical function, so patients can lead more fulfilling lives.
A Physical Therapist (PT) helps injured or ill people to manage pain and improve movement, as well as evaluate their condition and track progress. The employment outlook for PTs is much better than average for the next several years. Learn more and view current physical therapist jobs.
Occupational Therapists (OT) assist patients in coping with injury, illness, or disability, so they can better perform daily activities. Like PTs, the employment outlook for OTs is much better than average for the foreseeable future. Learn more and view current occupational therapist jobs.
A Speech-Language Pathologist addresses the full range of human communication and swallowing disorders in people of all ages Like other therapy disciplines, employment for SLPs is expected to grow much faster than average for years to come. Learn more and view current speech-language pathologist jobs.
Physical Therapist Assistant
A Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) works carefully alongside Physical Therapists (PTs) to help regain movement and reduce pain in their patients. These healthcare professionals work very closely with patients, doing exercises, educating, cleaning, and assisting the PT in general. If you would like to learn more, view current physical therapist assistant jobs.
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
A Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) typically works with an Occupational Therapist (OT) rehabilitating patients. As a COTA, you will provide occupational treatment, education, documentation, and generally help the OT as needed. If you would like to learn more, view current certified occupational therapist assistant jobs.
A Recreation Therapist (RT) uses a variety of novel methods to provide rehabilitative care to disabled, ill and injured patients. By creating and helping with various skills, hobbies and activities such as music, dance and games, recreational therapists build necessary skills and abilities for patients to use after their care is complete. If you would like to learn more, view current recreation therapist jobs.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
A Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) provides medical treatment based on their observations and assessments of patients’ mental and emotional health. A clinical social worker cares for the patient more as a medical therapist than a traditional social worker does. If you would like to learn more, view current licensed clinical social worker jobs.