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Norma in New York, New York

Updated 5 months ago

PTA program at LaGuardia Community College - 12 Replies

Hi, I am trying to find out the stats to the physical therapy assitant program at LaGuardia Community College. Does anyone know what is the...

Norma in New York, New York

Updated 5 months ago

What age do people retire from being a PTA? - 26 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...

Lori in Windermere, Florida

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...

Ale in Pasadena, Texas

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...

pta1995 in Lake Worth, Florida

Updated 6 months ago

Laid off PTA job after 23 years - 1 Reply

I was laid off as an inpatient PTA on Tuesday November 18, 2014. I worked at this hospital in Renton, WA for 23 years & 3 months. This hospital...

Retiring from PT in Oak Park, California

Updated 6 months ago

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

I recently transferred into the PTA program in my community college. I was at first excited about my upcoming career change. However, after all the...

PT Mom in Hudson, Massachusetts

Updated 6 months ago

jumping back into PTA career - 24 Replies

Anyone out there have advice for me. I'm a "retired" PTA from MI. Worked from 1987 to 1994 and since have been home raising 6 children. I may have...

Frank J in Mountain View, California

Updated 6 months ago

What is the most difficult PTA class? - 5 Replies

Hopefully within the next few weeks I will get a letter telling me whether I made it into the Fall 2014 PTA program at Black Hawk College in...

xboxer in Tucson, Arizona

Updated 6 months ago

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

T Bol in San Diego, California

Updated 6 months ago

Concorde career college PTA Program (North Hollywood campus) - 267 Replies

Hi, I was wondering if any of you PTA students are actually in the North Hollywood Campus taking the actual course right now. Would like to know how... in Florida

Updated 6 months ago

I got into a pta program - 10 Replies

Hello all, I just wanted everyone to know about a programmin Tinley Park,Il...I JUST GOT ACCEPTED INTO A PTA PROGRAM 18 MTHS AT FOX COLLEGE..SURE...

stayingpositive in San Antonio, Texas

Updated 7 months ago

Worried about my background check - 59 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,...

Stanly Berthil in west orange, New Jersey

Updated 7 months ago

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

Hello, I live in Teaneck, NJ and I'm enrolled at UCC. I'm required to volunteer at a physical therapy related department/clinic for a minimum of...

mbart in Cranford, New Jersey

Updated 7 months ago

PTA - 4 Replies

Hello, Is there anyone who graduated from or currently in the PTA program at essex county college in Newark,NJ. I finished my pre reqs and have some...

Adam Avinger in Shreveport, Louisiana

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...

mbart in Cranford, New Jersey

Updated 7 months ago

Union County College NJ PTA program? - 3 Replies

I have decided to apply to UCC's PTA program for Spring 2014. They give priority to students who have all pre-reqs done, next are students who will...

HaliOzz in Mannford, Oklahoma

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...

John in Fairfield, Connecticut

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...

ILP in Omaha, Nebraska

Updated 7 months ago

Going into PTA immediaetly after HS? - 10 Replies

So I'm currently a high school senior and I've been interested in going into a PTA program at a local community college near me, would it be smart to...

eljae in Burbank, California

Updated 7 months ago


We will be forming a group study online and maybe meet sometime in the future before we take the exam.If you are interested please let me know. you...

SW23 in Jacksonville, Florida

Updated 8 months ago

PTA Program at IRSC (Indian River State College) - 3 Replies

Hello to all! I am planning to try and get principles of physics and medical terminology done in the spring of next year to be able to apply to the...

PTA, S.BSPTA in Denver, Colorado

Updated 8 months ago

BA in Exercise Science for PTA? - 31 Replies

Hello, I am about a year out from graduating with a bachelors degree in exercise science (pre-pt). I decided not to go into PT postgrad, and am...

pta2014 in Oceanside, California

Updated 8 months ago

When do I receive my license? - 4 Replies

I passed my board exam and law exam 6 weeks ago and tried calling the PT Board but it's a useless automated system that has the same info the website...

Sally in Washington in Monroe, Washington

Updated 8 months ago

PTA School Difficulty - 26 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...

FuturePTAJeff in Los Angeles, California

Seeking career/schooling advice for future CA PTA

I have been a lurker on this forum for a while now and would love to get in contact with a few PTA's, preferably located in CA who can answer some...

denise m in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Updated 8 months ago

Starting first job as a P.T.A. what should I expect? - 6 Replies

I recently got my PTA license after being out of school for quite awhile. I am nervous about getting my first job. I feel that I will not remeber...

Need help in Havertown, Pennsylvania

Updated 9 months ago

PTA exam - 5 Replies

I have taken the PTA exam three times now and failed it three times. Once in Florida and twice in SC can anybody give me any advice on how to pass...

manbesam martinez in Tampa, Florida

Updated 9 months ago

Graduating undergrad soon. Clarification needed. - 1 Reply

Hello, I am interested in going into this field, but I have no idea where to begin. Im trying to make this as brief as possible but Im currently...

PTAgirl in San Rafael, California

Updated 10 months ago

Is it typical for PTA's (physical therapist assistants) to stay late to finish up paperwork? - 3 Replies

I'm wondering what to expect in the work environment regarding paperwork. Obviously, the facility one works for will play a role in dictating whether...

Smith in San Marcos, Texas

Updated 10 months ago

Any knows schools to stay away from? - 4 Replies

Hi, I'm planning to enroll in PTA asap and I'm trying to choose a school. Has anyone had a really bad experience at any of the accredited schools?...

T Bol in San Diego, California

Updated 10 months ago

Is there an accredited online PTA school? - 1 Reply

I am very interested in becoming a PTA. I am 20 years old and work 40+ hours a week. M-F 8-5 basically, so I really have no time to go to college and...

Matt PTA Student in Mobile, Alabama

Updated 10 months ago

PTA student starting soon - 9 Replies

Would anyone like to share some helpful info/words of wisdom that might be useful to me as I begin the program? Maybe something you wish you knew...

jjc000 in Bronx, New York

Updated 10 months ago

Currently on PTI, can I still go to PTA school? - 6 Replies

Hey folks. I am currently on the PTI (pre-trial intervention) program lasting about 6 months. The arrest will be pulled up looking into my record but...

bluelineman in Melbourne, Florida

Brevard (FL) Home health PTA salary

Anybody know the typical pay for full time home health PTA's in Brevard county Florida? I am new to the area. Also, any recommendations on companies...

LoriS in Tucson, Arizona

Updated 10 months ago

PTA or OTA - 2 Replies

Down here the local CC does not have and OTA or PTA's only at Pima Medical Institute or Brown Mackie. Both are incredibly expensive....

manbesam martinez in Tampa, Florida

Updated 11 months ago

PTA civilian jobs on U.S. military bases? - 1 Reply

Does anyone know if there's PTA job opportunities on U.S. military bases as a civilian? I've seen a few discussions on here about PTA...

Graycl in Melbourne, Florida

Updated 11 months ago

Possible to be a PTA with social anxiety...? - 8 Replies

I am considering becoming a PTA. I like the idea of being able to help people, to do something physical rather than sit at a desk, and to have a...

vk in San Francisco, California

Updated 11 months ago

question regarding california PTA license - 98 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?

Bethany_Suzanne in Vandalia, Ohio

Updated 11 months ago

Having a Bachelors Degree as a PTA - 6 Replies

Hello! My name is Bethany, and I am a recent high school graduate looking into enrolling into a two-year PTA program. I'm currently working on a...

AZ PTA in Bellbrook, Ohio

PTA job opportunities in Phoenix, AZ

Hi, Does anyone know the PTA job prospects in Phoenix AZ? I am considering going back to school for PTA. I live in OH but am moving to AZ next...

Tarin in Flushing, New York

Updated 11 months ago

Looking pta preparation school in ny - 1 Reply

Hi my all friends recently i got my pta exam result . It was my 1st attempt . I was very close to pass marks .Please help me if someone knows any pta...

Tarin in Flushing, New York

Best Per Diem Agencies in NYC or Queens?

Hey guys, maybe you can help me out. I've been working as a PTA for almost 2 years in the New York City area. I'm working full time in an outpatient...

Bethany_Suzanne in Vandalia, Ohio

STNA work as a PTA student?

Hello everyone! I am about to begin with the prerequisites for the PTA program at Sinclair Community College, Dayton, OH. I am currently halfway... in New City, New York

Updated 11 months ago

Is it tedious to get licensed in another state after moving? - 11 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...

homosassa girl in Homosassa, Florida

Updated 11 months ago

Is physical therapy assistant a good career? - 3 Replies

I have a bachelor's degree in business and have been working in my field for the last 8 years. After some self-evaluation, I realized that I really...

knightalum412 in Melbourne, Florida

Travel PTA Companies in FLORIDA

I know this is a broad spectrum but I am starting PTA school this Fall and I am looking for "traveling PTA companies" that I can call to speak to a...

Anna in Northbrook, Illinois

PTA program at Oakton college in Des Plaines IL

Does anybody know how difficult is PTA program at Oakton college in Des Plaines IL? I just got accepted, and will be starting this Fall. I also still...

COTA Traveler in Key West, Florida

Updated 11 months ago

Moving in the USA - 15 Replies

Hello I am currently studying in PTA in Toronto,Canada and I am thinking to move in the USA to work as PTA, what is the requirement.

Jaidee in Milford, New Hampshire

I want to be a PTA, but I need to work during school.

I really want to go back to school and become a PTA. I have rent, a car payment, and bills to pay. I don't have any family to help. I think I will be...

Lori in Tucson, Arizona

Updated 11 months ago

Questions for Physical Therapist Assistants, please help me decide if this career is right for me. - 313 Replies

I am trying to decide if I want to go into the PTA program. I am an LPN at the moment and am not entirely happy with my career choice. No matter...

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