Physical Therapist Assistant
Employer: St. Mary's Medical Center
Graduation Year: 2005
Geographic Region: Evansville, Indiana
I am currently working at St. Mary's Hospital in Evansville as an outpatient Physical Therapist Assistant. I graduated from UE in 2005 with a BS in Sports Medicine (now Exercise Science) and an Assoc. Degree in Physical Therapist Assistant. I really enjoy my career and am planning to return to school for a Master's in Health Administration.
What I love about my job
Helping return the highest amount of function to a person's life. I also enjoy working with all ages, from four to ninety-four.
My advice to people considering this field
If you are considering a career as a physical therapist assistant, you must be prepared to think and be challenged. The word "assistant" makes some students think they will be instructed on what to do. In fact, you must be self-sufficient and be willing to figure out what is wrong with an individual and be confident that you will choose the best ways to correct the problem(s). It is also helpful to shadow therapists in various settings such as inpatient (hospital), rehab (just out of the hospital), and outpatient (those who are living at home and travel to the clinic each visit) setting.
Last updated: 1/24/2008 1:54:21 PM