Physical Therapy Assistant Jobs Forum

Get new comments by email
You can cancel email alerts at anytime.

Current Discussions (922) - Start a Discussion


Updated 1 day ago

Advice about preparing for the board exam - 195 Replies

I would love the study guide too! Thanks to anyone who may have it and can share! Thanks!!!


PTA program in BC; some advice/opinions please?

So, I applied to the PTA program at BC North. They started a new Points System, where you get points for each class completed and points depending on...


Updated 3 days ago

Physical Therapist Assistant- is it a waste of time or a good career? - 1160 Replies

[QUOTE who="Nevuuh in Bryan, Texas"]Hi, I am moving to Denver, Co next spring and I am looking to apply to a PTA program there. There are only 3...


In Serach of Acreddited Oline PTA Program

Does anyone know of a certified, affordable, online PTA program I may begin while living overseas? And then finish my clinical work when I return to...


Updated 7 days ago

PTA Laws & Regs Jurisprudence Exam for Florida - 732 Replies

[QUOTE who="Ryan in Naples, Florida"]I’m having a hard time with it too. Do you know if there is any truth to only being allowed to take the Florida...

Tacoma Wa in Oakland, California

Updated 21 days ago

PIMA Medical Institute - 82 Replies

I am looking for any type of feed back on this school. I have searched the internet and cannot find any. Is there anyone out there that can tell me...

smoscoso in Belleville, New Jersey

Updated 27 days ago

Salary for full time home health PTA (TX) - 200 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...

Preston in Weatherford, Texas

Updated 1 month ago

travel PTA average salary? - 230 Replies

Does anybody know the average salary of a travel PTA? Also can anyone recommend any reliable travel companies?

J Rotten in Los Angeles, California

Updated 1 month ago

What age do people retire from being a PTA? - 46 Replies

I'm looking to go back to school to be a PTA, but I am already in my early 30's so will be in my mid 30's when I graduate. I am very physically fit...

Roman in Secaucus, New Jersey

Updated 1 month ago

PTA moving to a four year degree - 71 Replies

Has anyone else heard this? What would be the rationale for doing so? Do you think that PTAs with only a two year degree would have to pursue...

MannyT in San Diego, California

Updated 1 month ago

question regarding california PTA license - 100 Replies

I passed my PTA exam and the California Law exam recently and wonder if anyone in this forum would know how long should one wait for the PTA license?

Carolyn in Layton, Utah

Updated 1 month ago

Wound Care as a PTA - 6 Replies

I've read these forums alot and Many PTS's talk about areas of work..such as SNF, outpatient, homehealth ect... Im interested in wound care. Is this...

Joe in Ocala, Florida

Updated 1 month ago

PTA Programs that start in the spring - 1 Reply

Is anyone aware of any Physical Therapy Assistant programs that start in the Spring (or Summer) semester? I know that Northeast Community College...

Gia in Atlanta, Georgia

Updated 1 month ago

PTA glorified exercise instructor? - 49 Replies

Please don't take this as an offense, but every time I have utilized physical therapy, snowboard and ski injury, the PTA just showed me how to do...

Nancy in Santa Clara, California

Updated 2 months ago

licensed PT in Sweden, want to work as PTA in US - 21 Replies

hi there. i am an american who has lived in sweden the last 10 years and am a licensed PT here in sweden. i would like to move back to the states,...

xtian310 in Los Angeles, California

Updated 2 months ago

Salary For Experienced Physical Therapist Assistant. - 84 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...

xtian310 in Los Angeles, California

Updated 2 months ago

Is it tedious to get licensed in another state after moving? - 20 Replies

Hi everyone, I'm considering going to the local community college in western New York (where I live) for their 2-year PTA program, resulting in...

xtian310 in Los Angeles, California

Updated 2 months ago

PTA salary - 29 Replies

Hi, I live near Chicago and Im going into the pta field. I wanted to know what to expect for starting pay and after a few years of experience. Ive...

OlympusPT in Los Angeles, California

Updated 2 months ago

PTA salaries nationwide - 532 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...

OlympusPT in Los Angeles, California

Looking for home health PTAs

Hello, I'm the director of therapy services for Olympus Therapy Solutions, a therapist owned operated home health therapy company on the westside of...

smoscoso in Belleville, New Jersey

Updated 2 months ago

PT or PTA degree? - 4 Replies

I'm trying to decide between pursuing a DPT or becoming a physical therapist assistant. I'm 25, I have no student loan debt and a bachelors (not in a...

joey mono tony in Denver, Colorado

Updated 2 months ago

Why so little opportunity for PTAs to pursue the DPT? - 97 Replies

Just wondering what the rationale is. It only seems logical to allow PTAs, people who have experience in the field, advance over others that have...

Maria R in Anaheim, California

PTA exam registration

Hello, question on the test...i applied in 2016, to test..i took it in Oct.2016. I would like to retest but in Oct 2017 i feel i am not ready, snd...

Pinky P in Memphis, Tennessee

Updated 3 months ago

PTA School Difficulty - 47 Replies

I want to know exactly how challenging is PTA school? I work full time on third shift so my days are open to attend classes, but are the classes so...

Mary Lou in Dallas, Texas

Updated 4 months ago

PTA specializations? - 3 Replies

Hi everyone, I am seriously considering becoming a PTA. I really enjoy the hands on part of PT and I think I will be very good at it (I already work...

Bobbie Abbott in Belleview, Florida

Updated 4 months ago

PTA versus OTA - 76 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...

JAK in Canton, Ohio

Updated 4 months ago

Is CSCS worth it for a PTA - 9 Replies

I have my bachelors degree in exercise science with a backgtound in strength and conditioning and I'm working towards an associates of applied...

Lewonczyks in Stratford, Connecticut

Physical Therapist Assistant

I am looking to move to Florida and to continue working as a Physical Therapist Assistant. I am licensed in CT , and has been a PTA since 1997. How...

Pat (Tite) in New York, New York

Updated 4 months ago

International students and PTA - 15 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,...

D in Columbus, Ohio

Updated 4 months ago

Any school not requiring prerequisites? - 4 Replies

Hi, I am eager to get into a program and start working towards my degree and my new career - but I didn't take Human Anatomy & Physiology in either...


Massage Therapy to PTA

Has anyone been an LMT and then went to school for PTA? Boards isn't until August 24th here in NY state. After I got my license (fingers crossed)...

Sheila Brenning in Michigan

Updated 5 months ago

Worried about my background check - 66 Replies

i am 22 years old and have more than the minimum required observation hours to be accepted into the pta program. my gpa will be high enough as well,...

Jeremy in Bentonville, Arkansas

Advice on studying for the boards.

Hello! So I take the exam on July 6th so that gives me about a month. I've finished up the semester and I'm currently doing my first clinical...

Mariaaa in Oakland, California

Updated 5 months ago

Carrington College PTA program - 120 Replies

I would like anybody and everybody's option. There is a PTA program the Carrington College formally known as Western Career College and they are...

William Conniff in Rockford, Illinois

Updated 6 months ago

Transferring license from Illinois to Colorado - 4 Replies

I have about 5 years of experience working as a PTA here in IL, im looking to move to Colorado in the future, but im having a lot of difficulty...

Jennastar in Austin, Texas

Updated 6 months ago

Should I go for PTA or DPT? - 13 Replies

I would go for DPT but I'm scared I wouldn't get accepted and waste my time/money. I have a BS degree in business with only a 3.0 GPA. I would need...

Bagsy84 in Evanston, Illinois

Updated 6 months ago

pta licensure exam review course - 1422 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...

Recent PTA Grad in Fresno, California

Updated 6 months ago

California law exam concerns - 14 Replies

Hi all in the PT world! I have a question that I have been wondering about. I'll cut to the chase! I graduated an accredited PTA program early...

Adrian in Miami, Florida

Updated 6 months ago

What is the most you can make being a PTA? - 7 Replies

I'm hearing its about 60k. Is there really a cap around there or can you reach say 80k after so many years experience? Also, are there ANY...

T.Jacobs in Pueblo, Colorado

Updated 6 months ago

Insight from thoses in the PTA program - 283 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...

Jeremy in Rogers, Arkansas

Moving out of state after graduation. Unique job/environments.

I'm about to graduate from PTA school in Arkansas (#1 school in the country for board passing rate… no biggie ;) Anywho I want to get the f out of...

Running1987 in Springfield, Massachusetts


I have been taking my nursing prerequisites. I am only doing nursing because pay and career is stable. I have been researching a career as an OT...

Anonymous in Clanton, Alabama

Updated 7 months ago

Kicked out of PTA school.. - 10 Replies

Okay so I didn't exactly get kicked out, but I had to withdraw from the local community college program. I had a 77.4 in kinesiology and anything...

Ree in Woodstock, Georgia

Updated 7 months ago

Saturation of PTA field/Job cuts due to Affordable Care Act - 13 Replies

I am currently a PTA student and will graduate next May. I have seen a lot of gloomy talk about saturation in the field and drastic cuts of PTA's due...

Ree in Woodstock, Georgia

PTA/OTA field saturated?

Is the PTA or OTA field more saturated? I understand that there is more jobs in PTA but if it's more saturated, does that mean OTA's will be more in...

R2K in Elmhurst, New York

Help Getting My License in Florida (Currently licensed in NY) utilizing the Florida Statutes 486.107

My question pertains to obtaining my license to practice as a PTA in Florida, I have worked as a PTA in NY since 1994. At the time of my graduation,...

now and again in no city, California

Updated 7 months ago

Schooling for Physical Therapy Assistant - 2 Replies

I am in need of some advice on what would be best as a career change. Right now I am a licensed cosmetologist currently working in a salon. I've...

now and again in no city, California

Updated 8 months ago

PTA vs OTA and Toileting - 6 Replies

Firstly, I have great respect for people who are able to provide toileting help for their patients. I'f I'm being honest with myself though, I'm not...

now and again in no city, California

Updated 8 months ago

PTA vs OTA for fit older female w/ arthritis - 2 Replies

I've read lots of the other posts, but would still appreciate input on the subject of PTA vs. OTA. I'm 55, pretty fit (but not very strong...

now and again in no city, California

Updated 8 months ago

Do other states experience low employment and lower wages for PTAs? - 12 Replies

I am new PTa grad, passed the boards in October 2016, but having trouble finding any jobs in my area (Metropolitan Chicago, IL). So do most of my...

Page:  1  2  3  4  Next »

What's great about where you work? If you could change one thing about your job, what would it be? Got a question? Share the best and worst about what you do and where you work by joining a discussion or starting your own.

RSS Feed Icon Subscribe to this forum as an RSS feed.

» Sign in or create an account to start a discussion.