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Alex in Elizabeth, New Jersey

Updated 5 months ago

PTA Starting Salary in NJ/NY area? - 10 Replies

I'll be starting a PTA program this fall and I was wondering what is the starting salary. I plan to work in outpatient facility. Thanks

Alex in Elizabeth, New Jersey

Updated 5 months ago

Is there anyone in NJ that is a PTA? - 4 Replies

I am considering a career change but I cant seem to find too much information on PTAs in NJ? There are only 3 schools that offer the program and very...

Alex in Elizabeth, New Jersey

Updated 5 months ago

Any PTAs IN NJ? - 1 Reply

Can you tell me what the job market is like in NJ for PTAs? Does anyone know what a new PTA can expect to make in NJ? Thanks

T Bol in San Diego, California

Updated 5 months ago

Concorde Career College PTA program (San Diego) - 29 Replies

Good evening. I am in the application process and would love any and all feedback from current PTA students at Concorde in San Diego.

iris in San Antonio, Texas

Updated 5 months ago

Moving in the USA - 16 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.

Sm0938 Mastro in Woonsocket, Rhode Island

Updated 5 months ago

Does anyone know about TEAS exam you have take before entering PTA program. - 9 Replies

I was told by the admission office, that I would have to take an exam TEAS. Is this exam very hard? How can I prepare myself for this, is there a...

Sandy in Florida

Florida laws and rules for physical therapy

Jeremiah in Florida...Can you sent me your outline of your study guide for the Florida laws and rules for physical therapy

Carmen in Akron, Ohio


I'm looking for a serious study partner to pass the NPTE, PTA licensure in Akron, OH!

Lovelife in Lawrenceville, Georgia

Updated 6 months ago

Having a Bachelors Degree as a PTA - 7 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...


Updated 6 months ago

Coming out of High School seeking to be a PTA. ( Guidance/Thoughs Needed ) - 2 Replies

Hello, I am currently a Senior in High School and want to go to schooling to be a PTA. I know this is what i want to pursue because i enjoy helping...

Bmaust in Johnstown, Pennsylvania

PTA jobs in PA

I am a licensed PTA in PA and MD. Why are there no jobs! The only jobs I can find are PRN with no benefits. I'm thinking of going back to...

indecisivekat in Memphis, Tennessee

Updated 6 months ago

Is There a True Demand for Physical Therapy Assistants? What are the Pros and Cons of this profession? - 69 Replies

I know that the program is 2 years for an associate in science. There is supposed to be a lot of heavy lifting, but I want to know how much...

Noodle in Spokane, Washington

Updated 6 months ago

How long does it take to complete the PTA course at a CC - 1 Reply

From what i've read i see a lot of people with BS degrees doing these 2 year programs and some say it takes up to four years along with the actual...

AE234 in Woodway, Texas

Updated 6 months ago

PTA career advancement ? - 7 Replies

Looking to make a career change into PT. I have long debated whether to go DPT or PTA. More recently i have been leaning towards PTA as I am becoming...

Jeremy in Springdale, Arkansas

Medical Terminology - what do I need to know for Kinesiology/PTA program.

So I'm taking 4 pre-reqs in hopes of getting into a PTA program. A & P 1 and 2. Medical Terminology. And eventually Kinesiology. I'm digging...

Elaine Boyd in Ludhiana, India

Updated 7 months ago

PTA and Personal Training - 14 Replies

Has anyone worked as both a PTA and a Personal Trainer? Would it be possible or even a good idea?

PTA2PTHOPEFUL in Katy, Texas

Getting into School and Reflections on the career itself

As the name suggests im a pta hopeful trying to make it all happen. I know the subject is already up but why not get a fresher perspective and take...

Roman in Kearny, New Jersey

Updated 7 months ago

PTA Program GPA requirements ESSEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE - 3 Replies

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...

Le June in Spokane, Washington

Updated 7 months ago

PTA glorified exercise instructor? - 39 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...

CBB in Detroit, Michigan

Updated 7 months ago

In general are opportunities for PTA's growing or declining? - 1 Reply

Just curious..

hardeeflag in Chandler, Arizona

PTA - Advice please for late career changer

Hello. Hopefully someone could help with making some decisions. I am career changer at 48. 18 years as a corporate executive in a small company. I...

FlowerLily in Katy, Texas

Updated 7 months ago

Is it tedious to get licensed in another state after moving? - 12 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...

Dana in Mahwah, New Jersey

Updated 7 months ago

PT or PTA degree? - 2 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...

maishilla in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Updated 7 months ago

Home Health opportunities in NY state for PTA? - 2 Replies

I'm from NJ and there is not Home Care here for PTA. So I'm thinking of doing it in NYC. Anyone here know agencies that do that? How good is the pay...

CBB in Detroit, Michigan

Thoughts on Concorde's PTA program.

Anybody graduated, or currently attending Concorde's PTA program? Is it worth the time and money? I'm debating on going to the Memphis campus.

BuyMyDVD's in Eatontown, New Jersey

Updated 7 months ago

What is easier PTA or OTA school? - 1 Reply

So I have had a passion to get into the rehabilitation field after working with seniors in SNF as a caregiver and activity aid. I'm a dedicated...

gflowPTA in La Puente, California

Updated 7 months ago

Cerritos College Application Question - 1 Reply

I interned at the Center For Successful Aging during Spring '14 at CSUF. Would that be considered as a volunteer experience for the application?


Updated 8 months ago

Working as a PTA in Oregon. - 1 Reply

[QUOTE who="Mamba 24 in Encino, California"]Hello, I wanted some insight on anyone who lives in Oregon, that can tell me how it is working as a...

Jeremy in Clearwater, Florida

Updated 8 months ago

Questions for Physical Therapist Assistants, please help me decide if this career is right for me. - 303 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...

otorpt in Tampa, Florida

Updated 8 months ago

PT or PTA school - 180 Replies

I'm having a very difficult time deciding whether to go on to PT school or PTA school. I'm 34 with a bachelors degree and licensure as a massage...

Dana in Haledon, New Jersey

PT or PTA degree?

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...

Dana in Haledon, New Jersey

PT or PTA degree?

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...

Researcher in Toronto, Ontario

Training for physio assistant jobs in Canada?

Hi there, I'm looking for people who trained for their careers through programs offered at private career colleges in Canada to complete a short...

Jeremy in Los Angeles, California

Updated 8 months ago

Scope of practice, other certifications, "freelance" work, and more! - 1 Reply

All of the questions I'm about to ask are to help me figure out how "flexible" a PTA can be. The idea of a 9-5, 401k, same building type of job is...

Terrified SAH PT Mom in Tucson, Arizona

Updated 8 months ago

jumping back into PTA career - 25 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...

Glewis in Uniontown, Pennsylvania

pta laws and reg study guide

hi, My name is gina moving to Florida need to take laws and regs test but need a study guide help!!!! My email is

alex74 in Carlsbad, New Mexico

Updated 9 months ago

July NPTE review - 16 Replies

Anyone here who's going to take the July NPTE? We can arrange an online group study. I am a foreign trained PT and initially wants to take the PTA...

thewatchman in Toms River, New Jersey

Updated 9 months ago

Future of PTA and Healthcare Reform - 342 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...

alleycat in Lynnwood, Washington

Updated 9 months ago

PTA exam - 7 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...

Bobbie Abbott in Belleview, Florida

Updated 9 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...

Adrian in Durham, North Carolina

PTA in Florida

Hi everyone! I'm currently living in NYC but thinking about relocating to Tampa or Sarasota area. Can you share any info about the work situation and...

Adrian in Durham, North Carolina

Job market for PTAs in Florida

Hi everyone! I'm currently living in NYC but thinking about relocating to Tampa or Sarasota area. Can you share any info about the work situation and...

Mel in Brooklyn, New York

Updated 9 months ago

PTA program at LaGuardia Community College - 17 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...

manbesam martinez in Tampa, Florida

Updated 9 months ago

Phyical therapist assistant with an exercise science degree - 1 Reply

So I am just about to finish up my exercise science degree and am rethinking my career choice. For the longest time I wanted to be a personal...

hp2005 in Corona, California

Updated 9 months ago

PTA in SoCal - 1 Reply

So I'm currently living in Los Angeles. I can stay and get a PTA degree here (likely Concorde, a for profit college) for about 60k plus cost of...

hp2005 in Corona, California

What pay shoud I expect for full time benefitted PTA in Home Health in Riverside County, CA.?

Hello I've been a PTA for 4 year with experience in Acute care and minimal in home health but have interviewed with a company for full time,...

waitlisted in Los Angeles, California

Updated 9 months ago

Cerritos college PTA acceptance? - 69 Replies

Hello!!! I applied this year for the PTA program that will start in the fall 12. I was wondering if anyone else has applied there and if they have...

Jen, PTA in Austin, Texas

How to get equipment in budget strapped SNF?

As all my fellow SNF physical therapy peeps know, there have been a lot of cutbacks in the industry in the past few years. I recently transferred...

Kataria in Ozone Park, New York

peat exam

Hi, I m going to appear pta exam in July . Last time I took peat but this time I m confuse ,anyone tell me this june peat exam is same as March or...

MagicJack in Louisville, Kentucky

Updated 10 months ago

Starting the path to become a physical therapist - 1 Reply

Would anyone say that starting college at 23 is too late to eventually become a physical therapist? I've been at community college for a while now...

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