Not all physical therapists can handle and accommodate their patients especially if one patient needs to be given a longer therapy session. This is where an assistant will be very convenient and helpful to the therapist. There will also be a case wherein a patient is too heavy or big to be handled by the PT, such scenario can be a lot easier if there’s a physical therapist assistant to help out. The demand for physical therapist has dramatically increased and because of this the need for assistants has increased too.To be a PT’s assistant is not as complicated as one think it is, all you need is to earn an associate degree in physical therapy assisting and you are already qualified to work. If you want to be more competent before applying in a job you can volunteer to work in rehabilitation centers, nursing homes or private clinics where you can work closely with a PT. Being a volunteer will help you build your skills, knowledge and familiarity in all sorts of therapy procedures which will give you an edge as an applicant. It will not just strengthen your chances of getting a job but will also help you prepare for the actual work you will have. Most of the therapist prefers someone who already has a strong background in the kind of work they do. They also like a sidekick who doesn’t need to be trained with the basic things one should already know. If you have volunteered in any type of rehabilitation facility and was able to work closely with a PT you need not to worry about what preferences a therapist have because you surely have it all.A physical assistant salary is not just financially rewarding it’s spiritually rewarding too. This type of job entails helping people recover from disability or permanent malfunction of the body. You will see how one’s life gets better and better every therapy leading to a much functional life. Wouldn’t it be great to be part of a person’s success in recovering and see him get back on his feet? Wouldn’t it be nice to be known by other be people because you have helped them get better and live a normal life again? These are just a few things that you can be proud of when you start working as a physical therapist assistant. You can just think of your great physical therapy assistant salary as a bonus for making a positive difference in other people’s lives.