Rehabilitation Assistant Career Paths
One of the many questions new or potential enrollees have is “what can a CDI trained Rehabilitation Assistant do?” There are various options available to our graduates. While many programs offer career training for specific assistant professions, the Rehabilitation Assistant program allows students to choose their career path of choice. CDI provides Rehab Assistant students the basic fundamentals of each field so they are well equipped for any option they choose.
Physical Therapy Assistant
Physical Therapy Assistants (PTA) are responsible for executing and observing treatment given to patients during the rehabilitation process. Their work often begins after the attending Physiotherapist has offered a diagnosis.
Average Salary (1-4 Years Experience): $38,000
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Occupational Therapy Assistants (OTA) are charged with helping those suffering from injuries/disabilities rehabilitate within a strictly enforced plan. An assistant may also be required to train patients on equipment and provide dynamic demonstrations.
Average Salary (1-4 Years Experience): $40,600
Recreational Therapy Assistant
Although similar to OTAs and PTAs, a Recreational Therapy Assistant (RTA) focuses on increasing quality of life through physical involvement. An RTA will help implement physical activity programs (sport, games, exercise) prescribed by the attending Recreational Therapist. The goal is to enhance the mental and physical well being of those participating in the treatment.
Average Salary (1-4 Years Experience): $33,300
Job Outlook for Each Profession
With an aging population and a boom in health awareness, graduates of the Rehabilitation Assistant program are highly employable. Health care is facing an increasing demand and job shortages are on the rise. Will you take advantage?