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  1. 1. PEDIATRICS/SCHOOL Carly Miller
  2. 2. Objectives •What percent of PTA’s nationally/regionally work in pediatrics and school settings •What is the salary range for PTA’s working in pediatrics •What types of diagnosis and treatments will be seen and used •Is there any need for advanced skill, training or recognition to continue working
  3. 3. Pediatrics Pediatrics is defined as: The branch of medicine concerned with the development, care, and diseases of babies and children As a PTA you can work in school systems with children to help them be able to do everyday activities
  4. 4. Employment According to the American Physical Therapy Association only 1.4% of PTA’s work in school settings The job outlook is pretty high for a PTA in a pediatric setting, especially in rural or more southern states
  5. 5. •According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor in 2006 the average salary of a PTA working in pediatrics was $41,360 •Salaries vary by how many years of experience you have and how much more continuing education you have obtained Salary
  6. 6. Salary Salary ranges in surrounding states: South Dakota •$29,120--$55,000 Minnesota •$37,440--$47,840 Nebraska •$29,120--$55,000 Iowa •$31,200--$45,760
  7. 7. Pediatrics/School Pictures
  8. 8. •When working in a pediatric or school setting practitioners will see patients ranging in age from birth to eighteen years old Diagnosis commonly seen: •Fractures •Spinal issues •Brian injury •Cardiac diseases •Muscular diseases Diagnosis and Treatments
  9. 9. Diagnosis and Treatments Intensive Pediatric Physical Therapy Video Diagnosis vary as much with children as they do with adults.
  10. 10. Advanced Training •After you have obtained a Physical Therapist Assistant degree and are licensed you can work in any setting you desire. •Every state has their own laws on continuing education •Most states require a certain number of hours per year of continuing education •It is recommended and would give you more opportunities to continue education in pediatrics
  11. 11. References • • • physical-therapist-assistant.html • re=related • • ype=salary •