AIR FORCE OCCUPATIONAL MEASUREMENT CENTER RANDOLPH AFB TX
Inventory booklets were administered to personnel in the Physical Therapy specialty during the period March through May 1979. Survey results are based on responses from 194 respondents holding DAFSC 913XO. This represents 86 percent of the 219 assigned personnel in this specialty. The major jobs identified within the specialty were Superintendents, NCOICs, Journeymen, Trainees, and Athletic Trainers. As reflected in the job group titles, these groups are distinguished by the amount of management and supervisory responsibilities of the incumbents versus the performance of technical tasks. Generally, jobs performed by 3- and 5-skill level personnel were technical in nature, with a heavy emphasis on preparing patients or equipment for treatment and administering physical therapy treatments using modalities. At the 7-skill level, incumbents perform supervisory and training functions, while administering or instructing patients in therapeutic exercises also becomes more predominate. The 9-skill level respondents were all Superintendents, performing management, supervisory, or administrative functions, with very little time spent on technical tasks.