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Updated 2 days ago

Insight from thoses in the PTA program - 242 Replies

Wow thank you so much.

Kurt Schafer

Updated 3 days ago

PTA Laws & Regs Jurisprudence Exam for Florida - 457 Replies

I applied for the exam and am waiting for it to be approved. Does anyone know how long that usually takes? Also, does anyone have this study guide? I...

the watchman

Updated 5 days ago

Future of PTA and Healthcare Reform - 333 Replies

Maybe worry more about the wolf in the backyard than the sheep in the front.


Updated 5 days ago

pta rant - 4 Replies

I hope you find something. Your heart's in the right place. I am sorry about the schools and recruiters.


Updated 6 days ago

PTA or Radiology Tech field more in demand? - 10 Replies

Just me- You say you will go in debt? How much? I'm a SPTA and my education is going to total about $6000 (community college) so my return on...


Updated 8 days ago

First Day at Your First PTA Job - 5 Replies

Ok... I love reading all the comments. I am wanting to be A PTA , was searching about it and came across this site. I am curious what is " SNF" when...


Updated 10 days ago

PTA's and immunizations - 4 Replies

How did you find a clinic that would take you without vaccines? And what did you say? I'm applying for the PTA program right now and trying to find a...


Updated 11 days ago

Physical Therapy Assistant volunteer? - 1 Reply

It has been some time since your post. Did you find any places that would let you observe?


PTA program Pensacola State College

Hi everyone! I love reading everyone's comments and seeing the different discussion topics. I am about to start my observation hours for the PTA...


Northeast Indiana PTA Jobs-Are they out there?

Thinking of starting a PTA program in NE Indiana. I want to make sure the jobs are out there though. What can I expect directly out of school in...


Updated 12 days ago

PTA salary in Philadelphia - 1 Reply

forgot to include that this question is for Philadelphia PA. Thanks again

Humberto Marin

Updated 12 days ago

PTA salaries nationwide - 501 Replies

[QUOTE who="Mike in Pine Bluff, Arkansas"]Hi Peter, I graduated last may and worked some oupatient before accepting a job in a SNF. Being male is...


Being a PTA with condromalacia patella?

I have been working the past few months to get into a PTA program. I handed in my application a few weeks ago, and will find out in april if I made...


Updated 17 days ago

International students and PTA - 13 Replies

Alright. Sounds good.

Turn Key Therapy

Home Health Therapy Contract Companies?

Does anyone work directly for a home health therapy staffing company instead of directly for an agency? - Paul Bynum, PTA


Updated 18 days ago

Salary For Experienced Physical Therapist Assistant. - 81 Replies

Hi I'm a PTA w/ 14 years experience. I'm just trying to find out what I should expect to make in Philadelphia as a PTA in a SNF setting vs Homecare....


Updated 23 days ago

Should I get a degree in the state I want to live in?` - 1 Reply

It only matters that you can pass the CA state licensing exam. The national exam everyone takes. Go for the cheaper school. Lots of people come...


Updated 24 days ago

PTA Liscence Exam - 798 Replies

Hi, how are you. We can study together .my email I'd, plz text me I have one another friend with me. Thanks


Updated 26 days ago

Age & Experience limiting new job abilitiies - 1 Reply

I would think you could transition well into home health. I have not done home health but work in both outpatient and per diem SNF. I did an...


Updated 26 days ago

Need Advice - 1 Reply

Hi Chris, It's good to contemplate both options. Go to the PTA school and check it out. And do some observation in a couple of facilities,...

Darlene Kent, WA

Updated 26 days ago

Struggling in PTA school - 6 Replies

The work load in school does not even compare to the work load in the "real" world. If you are unable to handle the work load of a 2 year program,...

But what about reputation?

Updated 1 month ago

PTA vs PT... Physical Therapy, a long term career? - 111 Replies

I think part of it is separating yourself from the noise and staking out a reputation so that you can build a constant referral stream...I know the...


Professional Reputation

Hoping this might be interesting for a lot of you - it's the best way to build a professional reputation and claim out a stake for why you're so...


looking someone in ny for preparing my pta exam

Hi, this is Gurdeep Kataria, I appeared in pta exam two times but I didn't pass actually I'm near to pass.i m looking someone study with me .I m...

Mike Tala

Updated 1 month ago

No Accreditation in Canada? - 220 Replies

If you are an international physiotherapist looking for an alternative health care license, please contact Mike via e-mail:


Updated 1 month ago

PTA for Mature students? - 101 Replies

Sorry, I missed this forum. I would like to chime in for a brief moment. I think if you are physically able to perform the jobs tasks( lifting,...


Updated 1 month ago

Salary for full time home health PTA (TX) - 175 Replies

Can anyone chime in on the current rates/salary for PTA in socal? Graduating next year and I want to know my options. I recently saw a post that they...


Updated 1 month ago

pta licensure exam review course - 1428 Replies

I graduated in 2010 and I took the exam once in 2011 and didn't pass. I'm starting to study again now to take the test this year. Any study groups...


Updated 1 month ago

How to get a PT Aide job - 5 Replies

I was looking for a PT Aide job for about a year. It's not until I stopped looking that I was offered one (and although I wanted to, I didn't accept...


Updated 1 month ago

Why so little opportunity for PTAs to pursue the DPT? - 81 Replies

I think the original question here was why is there so little opportunity for PTAs to go on to DPT.This thread goes back 60 months so it's probably...


Updated 1 month ago

PTA program at LaGuardia Community College - 12 Replies

[QUOTE who="Desiree in Woodhaven, New York"]Ahh... I just found out today that I made the program at LaGuardia! The director , Clarence Chan, is so...


Updated 1 month ago

What age do people retire from being a PTA? - 27 Replies

I'm so glad to have stumbled upon this forum. I was worried about being over 50 pursuing a PTA degree. I am also quite fit being a marathon runner,...


PTA job market in Central Florida

I am currently in PTA school and expect to graduate in 2016. Does anyone know what the job market for PTAs is like in the Central Florida area and...


Updated 2 months ago

Physical Therapist Assistant- is it a waste of time or a good career? - 1079 Replies

[QUOTE who="xboxer in Tucson, Arizona"]How can anyone dislike helping kids? Plus teaching gives you great benefits and retirement.[/QUOTE] I don't...


What's so awesome about being a PTA? :)

I have been reading quite a bit about PTA’s and I’m debating if I should make a career change. I’m not a risk-taker, especially when it’s a...


Updated 2 months ago

Laid off PTA job after 23 years - 1 Reply

Sorry to hear your medical episode. I had a cva which set me back luckily only minimal speech difficulties continue at times. I have been working as...

Retiring from PT

Updated 2 months ago

Backup plan in case the PTA license becomes obsolete - 83 Replies

Physical Therapy is a very rewarding career to experience and if anybody has the time to try it out for a profession, then go for it. However, the...

PT Mom

Updated 2 months ago

jumping back into PTA career - 24 Replies

[QUOTE who="Marla in Marshfield, Massachusetts"]hi! I am in the same boat:) I have maintained my Massachusetts Physical Therapy license but have not...

Frank J

Updated 2 months ago

What is the most difficult PTA class? - 5 Replies

i posed the same question somewhere else and just about everyone said Neuro


Updated 2 months ago

Saturation of PTA field/Job cuts due to Affordable Care Act - 10 Replies

Anything in healthcare seems bad now. I have a lot of friends in it, and they cannot find jobs. There have been cuts and too many people graduating.

T Bol

Updated 2 months ago

Concorde career college PTA Program (North Hollywood campus) - 268 Replies

@PTAFutureHopeful It is frustrating they cant and wont tell me the exact amount until they get all my scores for the CLEP exams. I am looking at...

Updated 2 months ago

I got into a pta program - 10 Replies

Honestly the way the market is right now, I would not waste anymore timeless trying to become a PTA..If I were in your shoes. I've been working in...


Updated 3 months ago

Worried about my background check - 60 Replies

[QUOTE who="jjc000 in Bronx, New York"]Thats good Congrats! Gives me hope super nervous they won't let me. I already have a job lined up....

Stanly Berthil

Updated 3 months ago

Seeking a Volunteer Opportunity for PTA Requirement in New Jersey - 47 Replies

[QUOTE who="DJ Saw in New Jersey"]I've been working for over a year now and I think it depends a bit on the setting where you want to work, but for...


Updated 3 months ago

PTA - 4 Replies

hey andynam i have a question for you about the PTA program at ECC. I am thinking about applying, do you know how many students they accept? and what...

Adam Avinger

SoCal PTA's - Im planning a move!

Okay so my parents, and my wife's parents health are in decline. They all live in SoCal, so it looks like my wife and I will be moving that way...


Updated 3 months ago

Union County College NJ PTA program? - 3 Replies

hey, has anyone applied to the UCC PTA program and know how long after you apply do you get accepted or denied?? thanks!


What were some frequently asked questions during the interview process?

I recently applied for the PTA at Tulsa Community College in Tulsa, Oklahoma. (Fingers crossed I get accepted!) Part of the scoring criteria is based...


Job Finding Anxiety

Ok, I am currently located in CT, and a friend of mine wants to move with ny with me after I take the pta licesure exam in july. I'm prepared to get...


Updated 3 months ago

Going into PTA immediaetly after HS? - 10 Replies

JUST FYI, Do NOT work for US Physical Therapy aka Live Well PT! I was hired under the conditions they'd help me with relocation. I held up my end,...

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