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Anonymous in Clanton, Alabama

Updated 10 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 10 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 10 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 11 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 11 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 11 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...

now and again in no city, California

Updated 11 months ago

PTA and a healthy back - 7 Replies

I am looking for advice/experiences in this field relating to physical labor and the toll it could take on an individual's back. I am in my 20s and...

Ree in Woodstock, Georgia

OTA vs PTA

I know this has been discussed many times but the posts seem very old. I am not sure whether to go into OTA or PTA? I have years of experience...

now and again in no city, California

Updated 11 months ago

PTA salary inquiry - 21 Replies

This may seem tacky, but i'm graduating PTA school in May and I would love to hear what people in different states are pulling in, salary-wise, from...

now and again in no city, California

Updated 11 months ago

Exercise progression and "embracing the gray" as an entry level PTA - 3 Replies

Hi - About a month ago, I began working as an outpatient PTA in a small, rural clinic. My PTs are great, very supportive and open to questions. I...

now and again in no city, California

Updated 11 months ago

jumping back into PTA career - 28 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...

now and again in no city, California

Updated 11 months ago

What is the most difficult PTA class? - 6 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...

now and again in no city, California

Updated 11 months ago

Physical Therapy Aide Advancement - 2 Replies

Hi, I have been working as a Physical Therapy Aide since 2011. My intentions have been to go to Physical Therapy school to become a PT. I have...

now and again in no city, California

Updated 11 months ago

Physical Therapy - 1 Reply

After a race (like a half marathon or other), sometimes I will see a company with physical therapists there and runners can sign up on a waiting list...

now and again in no city, California

Updated 11 months ago

PTA - 1 Reply

Does PTA officially stand for Physical TherapIST Assistant or Physical TherapY Assistant? I've seen it both ways so many times.

now and again in no city, California

Updated 11 months ago

Feeling confident as an entry level PTA - 4 Replies

Hi - I posted a while back just wanted to try again to get some more input as I only got one reply. I have been working for about 4 mo as an...

now and again in no city, California

Updated 11 months ago

ATC wanting to become a PTA - 1 Reply

I'm about to compelete my junior year in my AT program, and I'm finding that I am not enjoying it as much as I hoped. I was looking into becoming a...

now and again in no city, California

Updated 11 months ago

PTA looking for change in setting - 3 Replies

I have been a licensed PTA in Washington DC/MD area for 3 years and I am currently in a SNF setting. I am getting paid around 30/hr and I am looking...

Lovely Moon in San Francisco, California

Updated 11 months ago

Working - 3 Replies

Can you work full-time while in a PTA program? Or would I need to quit my job?

now and again in no city, California

Updated 11 months ago

Can ATC challenge the PTA boards? - 6 Replies

Hi, I graduated athletic training program last year and now I am a certified athletic trainer. I have been working at a physical therapy clinic...

NH in New York, New York

Updated 11 months ago

PTA program at LaGuardia Community College - 20 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...

Runner in Cincinnati, Ohio

PTA

Does PTA officially stand for Physical TherapIST Assistant or Physical TherapY Assistant? I've seen it both ways so many times.

Just Stopping by in California

Updated 11 months ago

Is There a True Demand for Physical Therapy Assistants? What are the Pros and Cons of this profession? - 73 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...

Just Stopping by in California

Updated 11 months ago

What states don't require you to go to pta school? - 1 Reply

I've read numerous times that certain states don't require you to go to PTA school if you have taken all of the prerequisites. I'm currently working...

CarrieT in Pompano Beach, Florida

Updated 12 months ago

Miami: PTA is now a dead-end job. No shortage. No reimbuserments. Alternatives? - 4 Replies

It is unquestionable that PTA is now a dead-end job according to many people not only in this forum but outside. This is contrasting heavily with...

Jade Tran in Houston, Texas

Updated 12 months ago

PTA change of career - 12 Replies

I have been a PTA for the past 5 years and I kind of want to change careers. But what can I do that I make the same amount of money that I won't...

Jade Tran in Houston, Texas

Any PTA's in Houston/TEXAS?

I was originally going for nursing. I go to HCC and finished all of my pre-reqs for nursing already but along the way i realized nursing is not for...

Elizabeth in Montevallo, Alabama

Updated 12 months ago

Questions for Physical Therapist Assistants, please help me decide if this career is right for me. - 304 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...

rp2103 in Severn, Maryland

Updated 13 months ago

Transfer PTA license from New york to Gerogia - 3 Replies

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...

vani in Duluth, Georgia

PTA licence transfer from NY to GA

hi i have done my PTA exam from NY State and now want to transfer my licence what to do? and i have studied PT from india.

Lister05 in Austin, Texas

OT versus PTA

I graduated a couple of years ago with a bachelors in Exercise Science, and am currently teaching life skills to young adults with intellectual...

UpperMidwest in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Updated 13 months ago

Age 35 and thinking of being an PT or PTA. Which option would make more sense financially? - 5 Replies

I am 35 and an older career changer. My understanding is that both jobs entail the same responsibilities except that the PT does evaluations and...

Backpack in Toronto, Ontario

Updated 13 months ago

No Accreditation in Canada? - 210 Replies

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

Hamza in Boca Raton, Florida

Updated 13 months ago

RN vs PTA - 3 Replies

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...

Jeremiah Fredrick in Florida

Updated 13 months ago

Online PTA program - 1 Reply

Hi! I am very interested in doing a PTA program through an online school. However, I am curious about somethings. Since it is online, will that be...

alewis0929 in Pflugerville, Texas

AAS in PTA wanting a bachelors

I have been a licensed PTA and working full time for 2 years. I am eager to build not only on my work experience but my education as well. I learned...

PTA in Washington, District of Columbia

Updated 14 months ago

PT or PTA school - 182 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...

Vanj Evangelista in Chicago, Illinois

Updated 14 months ago

Moving in the USA - 18 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.

Presy in Elk Grove, California

Updated 14 months ago

PTA Liscence Exam - 782 Replies

Hello, I just graduated from PTA school 3 weeks ago, my letter to test from the board will be here within a week. I got A's and B's during PTA...

Estheticspro in California

Updated 14 months ago

Any Compassion left in PT or SNF? - 6 Replies

I'm a massage therapist who had back surgery and now work at a SNF as an aide.I absolutely LOVE the residents but the lack of compassion by the...

rochellemccoy@*****.*** in Newark, New Jersey

Updated 15 months ago

Union County College NJ PTA program? - 12 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...

Kim Johnson in Lynchburg, Virginia

Updated 15 months ago

Physical Therapy Assistant/Aide from UK to USA - 7 Replies

I currently work for a top London hospital working as a physiotherapy assistant and would very much like to work in the US in the same field. In...

lgriffin in Lafayette, Louisiana

Updated 15 months ago

BA in Exercise Science for PTA? - 36 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...

Alex in Roselle Park, New Jersey

Updated 15 months ago

Seeking a Volunteer Opportunity for PTA Requirement in New Jersey - 53 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...

cherryfudge in Bronxville, New York

License endorsement/ transfer

Hello all, Im a NYS licensed PTA for more than 2 years now.Planning to move to Georgia. CAn anybody help me with the license transfer/...

Kiwi777 in Queen Creek, Arizona

Updated 15 months ago

PTA THE WAY TO GO IN PHOENIX? - 7 Replies

I'm looking into PTA school. Im in mid 30's and looking for a change. The school brochure says that average new hire pay is from $12.50-26.00 per...

ptguru in New York, New York

hiring process

hi guys i just passed my PTA board exam and i interviewed with mount sinai does anyone know how there hiring process is. they said they like me and...

Taylor81 in Sallisaw, Oklahoma

PTA EXAM

I am a 2006 PTA graduate the last time I took the exam I made a 551 2 years ago. I am wanting to take the exam one last time.... Are there any really...

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