The demand for therapeutic services has increased as the population of middle-aged and elderly people has grown. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, demand for Certified Physical Therapy Aide Specialist (CPTAS) is expected to increase by 43% by the year 2020.Earning the National Career Certification Board’s (NCCB) Certified Physical Therapy Aide Specialist (CPTAS) designation will allow you to stay stand out as a professional Physical Therapy Aide Specialist among your competition in the field of Therapeutic Services.
The median annual wage of physical therapist aides was $23,680 in May 2010. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $17,270, and the top 10 percent earned more than $34,670.
Most physical therapist assistants and aides work full time. About one in four worked part time in 2010. Many physical therapy offices and clinics have evening and weekend hours to match patients' personal schedules.