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Professional Physical Therapy

PT Aide

June 2021 • Edison, NJ

What I liked

There is so much to learn and the environment fosters a good learning experience for anyone interested in pursuing physical therapy as a career or the medical field in general. You learn a lot of different vocabulary and medical terminology along with how to be professional in the medical field.

What I wish was different

Sometimes I feel like the workload of the aides isn't taken into consideration much (the workload is either super busy or not at all depending on what time of day you work). I've definitely had situations where I felt like everyone was asking me for everything at once and I had different people wanting different things ASAP (kinda stressful). It would be nice if there was more help (like a volunteer) but that can't really be helped as far as I know.

Advice

Be on top of everything as much as possible. Don't wait to be told what to do, look around to see what needs to be done and be active. The PTs like it when you can almost predict what they will ask for. Learn the patterns of how things are done and try to make the clinic run more efficiently and smoothly.
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Physical Therapy Aide

August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

The chance to work with patients and be more hands on.

What I wish was different

I wished I had found this rewarding opportunity earlier just because it gave me more insight into the medical field.

Advice

I learned that netowrking is very important especially when you job hunting in the medical field.
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Physical Therapist Intern

June - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

The opportunity was great, and I was able to work closely with the physical therapists and finally dip my foot into volunteering.

What I wish was different

I do wish it had been paid; however for a beginner experience the experience and tools I learned were more than enough.

Advice

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