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Marion County Technical Center Student of the Year, Jennifer Darrah, to attend Pierpont CTC

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Beginning in the fall, Marion County Technical Center Student of the Year, Jennifer Darrah, will be joining Pierpont Community & Technical College.

Jennifer completed the Marion County Technical Center Health Occupations —Therapeutic Services program and is majoring in the Physical Therapy Assistant program at Pierpont Community & Technical College. During Jennifer’s high school experience, she had an opportunity to complete a client rotation at Mountain State Physical Therapy and was encouraged by her teacher, Mrs. Kiger, to explore different career experiences.

“I really enjoyed the rotation in physical therapy, so I researched the physical therapy assistant programs in the state and decided that's what I wanted to do,” Darrah said. “I choose Pierpont because they have a great program and it's close to home.”

Career opportunities for Physical Therapy Assistants can be found in hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation centers, nursing care facilities, offices of physical therapists in private practice and in home health agencies. According to the US Department of Labor, employment of physical therapist assistants is expected to grow much faster than average through the year 2018 with the average annual salary over $46,000.