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Recession-Proof Your Career: High Job Growth Expected for Rehab Therapists
Date:2/5/2009

onal Therapist (18), Physical Therapy Assistant (44), Speech-Language Pathologist (54), and Occupational Therapy Assistant (72).

Rehabilitation therapists earn an average salary of $60,000 to $70,000. Therapists are required to obtain a master's degree in order to practice, in addition to maintaining a professional license and/or credential.

Therapy assistants, after receiving an associate's degree and professional license, earn an average salary of $42,000.

More than 300 colleges and universities offer programs in the therapy disciplines, and job retraining can take as little as 18 months. The shortage of rehabilitation therapists has prompted many companies to offer educational benefits and student scholarships to attract new clinicians.

Hirschfeld adds, "In addition to job security, the personal rewards a therapy professional receives from helping someone gain lost abilities is virtually priceless."

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics offers occupational outlooks and job descriptions for rehabilitation therapists.

About Genesis Rehab Services

Genesis Rehab Services (GRS) is a nationally recognized leader in the provision of physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech-language pathology services. GRS serves more than 800 sites in 23 states and the District of Columbia. Through a team of more than 8,000 highly-trained therapists, GRS touches the lives of patients in sk
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