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Updated 14 hours ago

What is the most you can make being a PTA? - 10 Replies

[QUOTE who="AC1 in Cedar Park, Texas"]I make 50$ for every 45 minutes in home health . Love it! Make my own schedule, pick who I want to see and how...


Physical therapist assistant home health questions

Hello all, I'm a PTA with 2 years of experience (1 acute care, 1 outpatient). I'm about to move to the North side of Atlanta looking and am...


Updated 1 day ago

Advice about preparing for the board exam - 348 Replies

[QUOTE who="bigg636 in muncie, Indiana"]If someone wants study guide, please leave your email address so i can send it to you.[/QUOTE] Lionssofie@y...


Updated 3 days ago

PTA Laws & Regs Jurisprudence Exam for Florida - 853 Replies Just study the guide and you'll find it a lot...


US educated PTA working in the UK

I recently finished a PTA program in the states and have my license to practice. My wife has been offered a job in the UK and I would like to work in...


Updated 11 days ago

PTA salary - 30 Replies

I work in Baltimore and make 25.50 an hour working full time at a hospital. I know PTAs make more money working prn but does that also apply if...


Updated 17 days ago

Seeking a Volunteer Opportunity for PTA Requirement in New Jersey - 54 Replies

[QUOTE who="Zareena in Piscataway, New Jersey"]Please let me know the contact number of the sub acute facility for the elderly where you volunteered....


Updated 19 days ago

Why so little opportunity for PTAs to pursue the DPT? - 102 Replies

I am an OTA student and starting to regret my decision. I wish I had gone into something that will pay more in the long run. Reimbursement is not...


Updated 24 days ago

California law exam concerns - 42 Replies

How long does it take to find out the law exam results?


Updated 29 days ago

PTA exam - 7 Replies

Hi!! I am taking the PTA exam this April 2018 in Texas. I wanted to know if there are any other practice exams out there for me to use? (I already...


Updated 1 month ago

October 1st Medicare changes - 6 Replies

These are all valid questions but I also would like to see some documentation of how this will affect PTA's in all types of facilities, come October...


Pta program admissions

I am 26 years old and have a bachelors in exercise science and I graduated with a 2.6 undergraduate gpa. I got a D in anatomy 1 and 2 as well as in...


Updated 1 month ago

Physical Therapist Assistant- is it a waste of time or a good career? - 1209 Replies

[QUOTE who="D761 in Santa Monica, California"]There are bridge programs. In order to be accepted you need to have both a bachelors degree and be a...


Updated 1 month ago

Future of PTA and Healthcare Reform - 346 Replies

[QUOTE who="Marie in Charleston, South Carolina"]When I am evaluated by a Physical Therapist, it is awful to be shuffled off to an assistant . I am...


Updated 1 month ago

Working only PRN Jobs as a PTA - 2 Replies

Thanks for the info!!!


PTA Moving to Jacksonville FL

HI guys I am planning moving to Jacksonville with my family I want to know how is the work for pta in the erea ,rates and how is to work with a...


Updated 1 month ago

PTA School Difficulty - 52 Replies

I just finished an LPN program in New Jersey. I did look into the PTA program at Kingsboro a few years ago. At the time they had lost their...

molly1205 in Lincoln, Nebraska

Updated 1 month ago

What age do people retire from being a PTA? - 48 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...


Updated 2 months ago

Pta salary - 2 Replies

I'm studying to become PTA. My pta school starts next year. I live in an where I have easy commute to MD or DC. My question is, do PTA make...

neo2010 in Miami, Florida

PTA Laws & Regs Jurisprudence Exam for Texas

Hi I am a new PTA moving from florida to houston tx .I am going to take the Law & Regs exam and i want to know if there is a good study guide to...

STBPTA44 in Ames, Iowa

PTA with Bachelor's in Exercise Science

Hello all, I am currently a senior in school finishing up my degree in Exercise Science. I came into college with the intention of going straight...

411mamabear in Saugerties, New York

Updated 2 months ago

Know of any PTAs who are Certified Lymphedema Therapists? - 6 Replies

I am a licensed PTA in Colorado and considering becoming a Certified Lymphedema Therapist as well. I was looking at job postings to see what the...

Jeremy5 in Rogers, Arkansas

One year in... wrist pain.

So I've been working in a basic outpatient clinic for a year. We are very manual therapy focused and I'm developing some pretty bad wrist pain doing...

jakomo in Brooklyn, New York

Updated 3 months ago

Is it tedious to get licensed in another state after moving? - 23 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...

spinduss@*****.*** in Scotch Plains, New Jersey

Updated 3 months ago

Has anyone ever known a PTA to open their own PT practice and hire PT's to work there? - 9 Replies

I am a PTA and I have a friend who is also a PTA that has the opportunity to open her own PT practice. She has a lot of experience in business...

BostonPTA in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Updated 3 months ago

PTA salaries nationwide - 545 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...

BostonPTA in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Finding PTA Jobs in San Diego

Moving from Boston to San Diego...are there many PTA jobs? I work in acute care and my boyfriend works in sports medicine. Any details would be...

Will in Orlando, Florida

Updated 3 months ago

Is becoming a physical therapist assistant or PTA even worth it now? - 2 Replies

I hear lately that the reality to working as a PTA is employment is getting slimmer, and the salary is getting low as well. At first, I thought...

MMPT in Illinois

Foreign trained PT applying for PTA license

I am Foreign trained PT applying for PTA license in the state of Michigan.I am looking for some guidance in the matter.Do I apply for PT or PTA...

MMPT in Illinois

Updated 3 months ago

licensed PT in Sweden, want to work as PTA in US - 22 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,...

Coffeecoffeecoffee in Saint Petersburg, Florida

Home Health PTA Florida

Hi, I'm a PTA, new to Florida (St. Pete/Sarasota) area. I'd like to try Home Health. What is the going per visit rate here? Also, any...

Stacie in Merritt Island, Florida

Law exam

I failed the law exam to obtain a PTA by Endorsement license. Can anyone help me with a better study guide to prepare for the test?

lisa in New Castle, Delaware

Updated 4 months ago

jumping back into PTA career - 29 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...

FuturePTAstudent in Kingston, Pennsylvania

Updated 5 months ago

Do you have to do wound care if you are a PTA? Can you refuse to do this? - 7 Replies

So, I am in the very beginning of becoming a PTA, I am in the process of finishing my AS degree. Anyways, today I was in the cafeteria at my college...

Rnrm2 in Long Island, New York

Updated 5 months ago

Long Island, New York PTA salaries? - 1 Reply

Anyone knowledgeable on New York or Long Island PTA salaries and how much future raises would be in outpatient and other types of facilities? I’m...

Rnrm2 in Long Island, New York

Updated 5 months ago

PTA vs PT... Physical Therapy, a long term career? - 120 Replies

I'm looking to get some comments from currently practicing PTs and PTAs. As you probably know it takes for the most part 7 years to become a PT now...

TH in Houston, Texas

Updated 5 months ago

Miami: PTA is now a dead-end job. No shortage. No reimbuserments. Alternatives? - 5 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...

bh.hlt in Plymouth, Massachusetts

are PTA jobs (in Mass) available before passing the exam?

Are PTA jobs (in Mass) available before passing the exam? I ask because the next exam isn't until Jan 9th 2019. I'd like to start asap, hoping to put...

jeulsz in Charleston, South Carolina

Updated 5 months ago

How did you financially make it through PTA school?? - 3 Replies

I am hoping to attend a PTA school in the Tampa or Ft Pierce area in about 2 years and have a few questions. When you attended school did you have a...

Marifer in Yuma, Arizona

Updated 5 months ago


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...

OwlJulie in Metairie, Louisiana

Updated 6 months ago

Exercise progression and "embracing the gray" as an entry level PTA - 4 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...

friend in Madison, Wisconsin

Updated 6 months ago

Will there be more BRIDGE programs from PTA-to-PT in the future? Any thought? - 2 Replies

Thanks. Also, Aside from the bridge program in Ohio, I've heard there one in California, if so what school? Are there any others that I am unaware of?

ARF in Pasadena, California

Updated 6 months ago

Physical Therapy Aide pros/cons in California... - 10 Replies

Hello, So glad I came across this awesome forum!!! Here is my situation -- single mom in CA, has BA, & currently works in education. I am so ready...

Dan the man in Ringgold, Georgia

Updated 6 months ago

Is CSCS worth it for a PTA - 10 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...

DH in Houston, Texas

Updated 7 months ago

No Accreditation in Canada? - 211 Replies

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

grem25 in Hatboro, Pennsylvania

Updated 7 months ago

Questions about PTA programs - 2 Replies

I am a 20 year old college student and I am applying to PTA programs for Fall '13. I wanted to know how difficult is it to be accepted into a PTA...

PG in Garden Grove, California

Updated 7 months ago

Anyone here get accepted into Cerritos College's PTA program? - 7 Replies

Did you get a B.S. in Exercise Science? How many points did you get? What was your GPA like? How was the program? I'm hoping to get into Cerritos...

olive in Sicamous, British Columbia

Updated 7 months ago

question regarding california PTA license - 103 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?

Arnell , Lafayette IN. in Detroit, Michigan

Updated 7 months ago

Seeking a study partner - 1 Reply

Hello im from Lafayette Indiana, plan on taking the exam in October and looking for a study partner, this will be my 3rd time taking the exam, let me...

Nyy in New York, New York

Updated 7 months ago

Kicked out of PTA school.. - 11 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...

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