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John

Updated 9 hours ago

PTA Laws & Regs Jurisprudence Exam for Florida - 714 Replies

Hi Jeremiah - I'm in Jacksonville and am taking the jurisprudence exam in a few weeks - would you mind sending me a copy of the study guide also?...

Roman

Updated 2 days ago

PTA moving to a four year degree - 71 Replies

Any update?

Cindy

Updated 6 days ago

What age do people retire from being a PTA? - 45 Replies

Hello all, I am 56 years old and became a licensed PTA one year ago. The job field in my area is saturated. I worked in an orthopedic setting for 8...

MannyT

Updated 8 days ago

question regarding california PTA license - 100 Replies

Hello everyone, i am licensed PTA in California and Hawaii since 2001, I graduated in BSPT in Philippines 1994, I failed 6 attempts in PT exam lasted...

Richard Haynes

Updated 8 days ago

Physical Therapist Assistant- is it a waste of time or a good career? - 1154 Replies

If your young without commitments going to PT school would be the way to go if you can afford it. The PTA position in my estimation is a good career...

Carolyn

Updated 9 days ago

Wound Care as a PTA - 17 Replies

I am a PTA and would like to become wound care certified. Does the P.T. overseeing me also need to have wound care certification? Thank you for any...

Sasha

Updated 9 days ago

Advice about preparing for the board exam - 188 Replies

[QUOTE who="aneta in Concord, California"]Hi, I am a polish PT and I'm planning to take test in January or April to get a license in CA. I am...

Joe

Updated 19 days ago

PTA Programs that start in the spring - 1 Reply

I've been looking into the same thing. I've found Daytona State College in Daytona, FL starts in the spring. For whatever reason almost all PTA...

Gia

Updated 22 days ago

PTA glorified exercise instructor? - 49 Replies

[QUOTE who="Mike in Waterloo, Illinois"]You all may want to go check out the requirements for becoming an athletic trainer. They are much more...

Nancy

Updated 25 days ago

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

[QUOTE who="paul in Örebro, Sweden"]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...

xtian310

Updated 27 days ago

Salary For Experienced Physical Therapist Assistant. - 84 Replies

[QUOTE who="Jack Levy in Lake Worth, Florida"]How much does a PTA make as a traveler in Hawaii. I have 14years experience working in many settings...

xtian310

Updated 27 days ago

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

[QUOTE who="DZ in Buffalo, New York"]Hi everyone, I'm considering going to the local community college in western New York (where I live) for...

xtian310

Updated 27 days ago

PTA salary - 29 Replies

[QUOTE who="GTdisciple in Elgin, Illinois"]Hi, I live near Chicago and Im going into the pta field. I wanted to know what to expect for starting pay...

OlympusPT

Updated 1 month ago

PTA salaries nationwide - 532 Replies

I'm the director of therapy services for Olympus Therapy Solutions, a home health therapy agency on the westside of Los Angeles. We usually pay...

OlympusPT

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

Updated 1 month ago

PT or PTA degree? - 4 Replies

[QUOTE who="smoscoso in Belleville, New Jersey"]Hi Dana ! Do you know if you need your bachelors degree if you graduate from ECC from the PTA...

joey mono tony

Updated 1 month ago

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

I'm a PTA with a A.O. in PTA and also a B.S.PTA. Now for my rant.... My personal experience with APTA is that of the lesser and they could care...

Maria R

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

Updated 2 months ago

PTA School Difficulty - 47 Replies

Yes I'm expecting long nights of studying..similar to how it was for A&P and micro for me. Got A' in those.. But it sounds like it's not impossible....

Mary Lou

Updated 2 months ago

PTA specializations? - 3 Replies

[QUOTE who="hollida4 in Columbia, South Carolina"]Thank you so much blue. Advice from people, like you, with a lot of experience can't be found on...

Bobbie Abbott

Updated 2 months ago

PTA versus OTA - 76 Replies

PTAs have done it.

JAK

Updated 2 months ago

Is CSCS worth it for a PTA - 9 Replies

[QUOTE who="Sarah in Royal Oak, Michigan"]I just came across this forum and you're story sounds very similar to mine. I have my BS in Kinesiology and...

Case91

Updated 3 months ago

travel PTA average salary? - 228 Replies

How does the Scheduling work? Are you able to work back to back assignments? Or take off a month in between if you want?

Lewonczyks

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)

Updated 3 months ago

International students and PTA - 15 Replies

[QUOTE who="jagoda in Trenton, New Jersey"]Not yet, I am still looking for a job. It's difficult because I need to pick and choose brtween...

D

Updated 3 months ago

Any school not requiring prerequisites? - 4 Replies

Not true at all! Bradford College in Columbus Ohio does not require Prerequisites! You take all of those classes while your in the program. Call and...

Jeanie

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

Updated 4 months ago

Worried about my background check - 66 Replies

You will have to check with the State Board.

Jeremy

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

Updated 4 months ago

Carrington College PTA program - 120 Replies

Anybody Attending or have attened Carrington college PTT program In San Leandro ? That can give me feedback about how the program is and your...

William Conniff

Updated 4 months ago

Transferring license from Illinois to Colorado - 4 Replies

I have a LCPC license in Counseling Psychology in Il. I want to transfer to either Wisconsin or Colorado. Does anyone know how I go about this?

Jennastar

Updated 5 months ago

Should I go for PTA or DPT? - 13 Replies

[QUOTE who="Jennastar in Austin, Texas"]As a PT, I would say it depends. Are you a woman who wants to have kids in the near future? The cost and...

Bagsy84

Updated 5 months ago

pta licensure exam review course - 1422 Replies

[QUOTE who="Nellz in Kissimmee, Florida"]I graduated from PTA school back in 2002 and toke the exam once and failed. I would like to take it again...

Recent PTA Grad

Updated 5 months ago

California law exam concerns - 14 Replies

[QUOTE who="here and now in California"]Claudia, if you read the packet which the state provides. The answers are all within the packet.[/QUOTE] I...

Adrian

Updated 5 months ago

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

I herd from a pta that he has made $100,000 in a year. It all depends on how much you want to work. there's a lot of opportunity

T.Jacobs

Updated 5 months ago

Insight from thoses in the PTA program - 283 Replies

I applied for the program last year and in CO they go off of the point system as well. Very competitive field and program to get into. I was beat out...

Jeremy

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

COTA or PTA

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

Updated 6 months ago

Kicked out of PTA school.. - 10 Replies

I hated PTA school and pushed through it for my kid. I hated the people and the job. I got a red flag at a clinical and quit the program. I am in the...

Ree

Updated 6 months ago

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

I didn't know spta's were employed in Georgia. Where did you study?

Ree

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

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

Updated 6 months ago

Schooling for Physical Therapy Assistant - 2 Replies

School: It is very challenging! but not impossible if you dedicate yourself and you're honest about your abilities. College isn't for everyone and...

now and again

Updated 6 months ago

PTA vs OTA and Toileting - 6 Replies

Hi Ree, Don't know job market in GA but just MY experience: in general OT tends to have more openings w/children, especially in schools for...

now and again in no city, California

Updated 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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...

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