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Updated 1 hour ago

Worried about my background check - 60 Replies

[QUOTE who="Angelika22 in New York"]I wouldn't want someone with a record or has been arrested taking care of me or my loved one,it shows a lack of...


Updated 1 day ago

PTA Liscence Exam - 774 Replies

Hey Alex, it looks like we are sitting in the same boat. I got 117/150 (78%) a scale score of 667, and my weakness on both PEAT's was...


Updated 4 days ago

Concorde Career College PTA program (San Diego) - 15 Replies

Why would you waste your money on a "for profit school"? I still do not understand this. Corinthians is bankrupt, Everest is under investigation,...

Barry2 in Austin, Texas

Updated 1 month ago

A Question for Established PTAs - 3 Replies

Hello, Considering what you know about the current state of the physical therapy field, about the effect of the healthcare reform, about insurance...

LovinMe in Coos Bay, Oregon

Updated 2 months ago

Best cities for PTA's to relocate? (demand/salary, cost of living) - 1 Reply

So I'm a single guy with no ties and I'm going to be finishing up the PTA program at a community college, and while I'll probably stay in the area...

LovinMe in Coos Bay, Oregon

Updated 2 months ago

PTA Program in Portland, Oregon? - 2 Replies

I was wondering if anyone out there has graduated or is in the process of the PTA program in Oregon. I'm specifically interested in hearing from...

PTAH in Dallas, Texas

Updated 2 months ago

Physical Therapist Assistant- is it a waste of time or a good career? - 1081 Replies

I am looking into a 2 year community college program, please help.

nicole in Florida

Updated 2 months ago

PTA Laws & Regs Jurisprudence Exam for Florida - 450 Replies

Hi guys, Just moved to Florida after graduating from PTA school in VA. My jurisprudence exam is coming up and I was wondering exactly how difficult...

Barry2 in Austin, Texas

Updated 2 months ago

PTA vs Rad Tech - 6 Replies

I'm going crazy over trying to figure out which program I should go into. I have been accepted into both at my local college, but I need help... in San Diego, California

Updated 2 months ago

To be a PTA: how long will it take? which school to go to in CHicago? - 99 Replies

I'm thinking about going into PTA. I'm 43 years old. My questions are: I read some jobs posted on Monster, a PT has to graduate from an accredited...

arandemc in New Jersey


Hey guys I'm trying to apply to get into a PTA program and need to know the average GPA you got to get into the program and any other relevant...

Luis in California

Updated 2 months ago

San Diego Mesa College PTA program! - 53 Replies

Hi everyone! I was wondering if anyone has applied to the PTA program for this year (2012). If so, have you heard anything from the school? I...


Updated 2 months ago

Advice about preparing for the board exam - 45 Replies

I'm considering taking the board exam in April, but am somewhat concerned about being able to properly prepare for it because I'll be on a clinical...

pta? in Plattsmouth, Nebraska

Updated 2 months ago

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

I'm looking to get some comments from currently practicing PTs and PTAs. As you probably know it takes for the most part 7 years to become a PT now...

DCspta in Albany, Georgia

Updated 2 months ago

pta rant - 6 Replies

I worked full time right out of high school attended community college for years with no real direction thanks to my advisors telling me physical...

Hadi in Southfield, Michigan

Updated 2 months ago

HFCC PTA Program (Michigan) - 10 Replies

Hello-- My name is Misha and I've started a Facebook group for Henry Ford Community College students who are either currently in, starting this...

Bobbie Abbott in Belleview, Florida

Updated 2 months ago

PTA versus OTA - 71 Replies

After a few years getting the prereq's out of the way I didn't get in to PTA school because too many people applied. I'm considering looking into...

PTAgirl in Windsor, California

Updated 3 months ago

How exactly would one go about becoming a Physical Therapist Assistant? - 5 Replies

I am currently attending a community college and would like to know what one would have to do in order to become a PTA. Also what are the differences...

Faith for PTA in Winter Garden, Florida

Updated 3 months ago

Insight from thoses in the PTA program - 266 Replies

It's always nice to hear from those who are already in the field and it gives me great motivation to work hard. But, I would like to hear from those...

cherryfudge44 in Bronxville, New York

Transfer PTA license from New york to Gerogia

Hello All, I'm currently licensed with NY state as a PTA and is looking to move to Georgia. I know i have to take the jurisprudence exam. I hold a...

Running1987 in Naugatuck, Connecticut

Looking to go back to college for PTA

Hi, I currently have a bachelor's in business administration. I worked in the past as an EMT, Anesthesia Tech, Psych Tech, Sterile Processing Tech....

Mike Tala in Thornhill, Ontario

Updated 3 months ago

No Accreditation in Canada? - 206 Replies

I will be attending community college in Canada (Centennial College) in September 2009, and have an option of either studying Biotechnology...

Relentless in Marietta, Georgia

Updated 3 months ago

Struggling in PTA school - 9 Replies

I'm a second year pta student in pennsylvania. I've had to spread out the program by another year because it is so demanding. I'm worried about the...

Connor in Orrville, Ohio

Does having a bachelor's degree as a PTA benefit yourself?

Currently I am going to school for athletic training, but what i really want to do is PTA. However, I want to get my bachelor's degree because i do...

Gary in Pleasant Hill, California

Updated 3 months ago

Did everyone have to do observation hours to get accepted into PTA program? - 12 Replies

I don't see it listed as a requirement at the school near me. I want to work full time until I actually get accepted into the program to do my...

PTAintraining in Florida

Updated 3 months ago

Criminal record and PTA career - 2 Replies

I want to become a PTA but back in 2007 i pleaded guilty to OUI/DUI. Unfortunately it was not my first one because i had got one back in college....

Fort Myers PTA in Fort Myers, Florida


After not making the cut for the Broward PTA program for the second time in a row, I’m considering the idea of becoming an RN and then BSN. I really...

Rebecca in Knoxville, Tennessee

Updated 3 months ago

PTA for Mature students? - 102 Replies

Is PTA feasible for a more mature person - late 30s to early 40s? I am interested in the field but have been cautioned by some that the intensive...

JoeDeePTAcee in Garfield, Arkansas

Updated 3 months ago

Prerequisites & Financial Aid Questions? - 1 Reply

hi everyone. I finally decided to go back to school this year and get an A.S. degree in Physical Therapy Assistant at a community college. but first...

bigchevydude in Springfield, Illinois

Updated 3 months ago

PTA or Radiology Tech field more in demand? - 11 Replies

I am currently living in the Seattle area and am a student taking my preq so I can apply to either the PTA or Radiology Tech program at a college. I...

bigchevydude in Springfield, Illinois

Updated 3 months ago

First Day at Your First PTA Job - 7 Replies

Hi! I'm a PTA student in my first senior rotation. I have 5 weeks left at this clinical site, then another 5 weeks at a different site, graduation,...

the watchman in East, New Jersey

Updated 4 months ago

Future of PTA and Healthcare Reform - 333 Replies

I hear contradicting information regarding the future of PTA. The bls projects great growth for the profession in the future. I've also heard that...

Healthychick2 in Idaho

Updated 4 months ago

PTA's and immunizations - 4 Replies

I would love to be a PTA, but I do not want to be immunized. I have never been immunized because of my religion. Is there a lot of pressure to be...

Stephanie in Milton, Florida

Updated 4 months ago

Physical Therapy Assistant volunteer? - 1 Reply

Hi I recently started the process of trying to get into the Pta program.. I have my associates already so I have some of the classes fulfilled. My...

Stephanie in Milton, Florida

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...

lilbitacrazy in Fort Wayne, Indiana

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...

PhillyPTA in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Updated 4 months ago

PTA salary in Philadelphia - 1 Reply

Can anyone tell me how much is the going rate for a full time position in a SNF. I'm a PTA w/ 14 years experience. Thanks for any info

Humberto Marin in Deltona, Florida

Updated 4 months ago

PTA salaries nationwide - 501 Replies

Hi, I've been working as a PTA for 11 years and i'm currently making $32.50/hr working in an outpatient physical therapy office with minimal...

Nikky in Salem, Massachusetts

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...

Donnie in Arlington, Texas

Updated 4 months ago

International students and PTA - 12 Replies

Hi, I am a PTA student in NJ and my question is if one of you guys is an international student and got a job as a PTA. Im interested how that works,...

Turn Key Therapy in Austin, Texas

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

PhillyPTA in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Updated 4 months ago

Salary For Experienced Physical Therapist Assistant. - 81 Replies

How much does a PTA make as a traveler in Hawaii. I have 14years experience working in many settings such as snf, hospital, home care, out patient. I...

PTAgirl in Windsor, California

Updated 4 months ago

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

So I want to continue living in Southern California.. its the best place in the world.. but I want to go back to college and possibly get a PTA...

PTAgirl in Windsor, California

Updated 5 months ago

Age & Experience limiting new job abilitiies - 1 Reply

I got laid off last November 2014, after working for 23 years & 3 months at a hospital. I am thankful I do have unemployment benefits, but those only...

PTAgirl in Windsor, California

Updated 5 months ago

Need Advice - 1 Reply

Hello, I'm a 19 year old looking to become a PTA or PT. I'm currently in the second semester of my first year in college. I've been planning my...

Jed in Washington, District of Columbia

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...

Kataria in South Richmond Hill, New York

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...

PTAAN in Overland Park, Kansas

Updated 5 months ago

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

Hello. I am a PTA with 18 yrs experience currently working in hospital outpatient clinic. I am looking at a local private home health company to go...


Updated 5 months ago

pta licensure exam review course - 1403 Replies

I have failed the Texas licensure exam twice and am having a difficult time finding tutoring, review courses that don't cost an arm and a leg, or...

Amelia in Colorado

Updated 5 months ago

How to get a PT Aide job - 5 Replies

I know you don't need prior experience to get a job as a PT aide, however I haven't had any luck with the ones I've applied to thus far. This may be...

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