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Updated 1 day ago

question regarding california PTA license - 102 Replies

[QUOTE who="ana in Sacramento, California"]yes i you hae ym or skype? thanks![/QUOTE] Hi ana. I need help regarding PTA license...


Updated 2 days ago

California law exam concerns - 30 Replies

I would like to know what is in the packet too! How many pages is it? Does it contain the same information that you can read from


Has anyone worked as a physical therapy assistant, graduating from herzing university?

Is it worth taking the PTA program in Herzing University? Specifically the campus in Orlando? And has anyone landed a job and willing to work at...


Updated 3 days ago

PTA Laws & Regs Jurisprudence Exam for Florida - 798 Replies

If somebody could please send me the Florida laws exam study guide it would be greatly appreciated. I’m taking the exam next Tuesday....


Updated 4 days ago

Age 35 and thinking of being an PT or PTA. Which option would make more sense financially? - 6 Replies

I’m wondering the same... Is it better to go the PTA route as opposed to the DPT route . I already have an MS in Sports Sciences so my dilemma is...


Updated 4 days ago

PTA versus OTA - 78 Replies

[QUOTE who="becoming an OTR in Indianapolis, Indiana"]I am a COTA and I have NEVER found that families undervalue what I do..because I educate them,...


massage skills used in physical therapy

I've recently graduated from the Finger Lakes School of Massage, and am currently a practicing massage therapist at a chiropractic clinic. I enjoy my...


Updated 5 days ago

Advice about preparing for the board exam - 259 Replies

[QUOTE who="Shai1323 in Belleville, Illinois"]Would you be willing to share any study guide with me? I am taking the exam July 10th and getting...


Updated 7 days ago

Physical Therapist Assistant- is it a waste of time or a good career? - 1189 Replies

Hey Tracy - I stumbled on this site when trying to find information about PTA as a second career option. Can you tell me if you ever decided to go...


Updated 23 days ago

Salary for full time home health PTA (TX) - 210 Replies

[QUOTE who="Jess in Lancaster, Pennsylvania"]I am a Therapeutic Massage Therapist, and I am thinking of going back to school for PTA. I love my job,...


Updated 1 month ago

Has anyone ever known a PTA to open their own PT practice and hire PT's to work there? - 5 Replies

Can a PTA that owns a private practice provide treatments to the patients?

Julia in Floral Park, New York

Updated 1 month ago

What age do people retire from being a PTA? - 47 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...

Labow in Irvine, California

Updated 1 month ago

PTA or OTA or LPN... - 5 Replies

Hi, quick little intro 30 y.o. bachelor of science in justice & law admin. Have 8 yrs of hospital tech experience from EMS to OR to Anesthesia to...

Lane in Kansas City, Missouri

Updated 2 months ago

Backup plan in case the PTA license becomes obsolete - 86 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...

BackInActionTherapy in Alamogordo, New Mexico

Updated 2 months ago

How much should a New Grad PTA in Illinois make? - 1 Reply

I'm a recent new grad PTA who passed my boards but am now currently waiting for my license. I've been applying to a few jobs, and one outpatient...

Becky in Zimmerman, Minnesota

Updated 2 months ago

PTA vs PT... Physical Therapy, a long term career? - 117 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...

Matthew in Brandon, Mississippi

Updated 2 months ago

It is time for change - 102 Replies

There are currently thirteen OTA to OT bridge programs and fifteen weekend OT programs. There are only two PTA to PT Bridge programs one of which is...

honeybun in Bolingbrook, Illinois

Updated 2 months ago

Is it tedious to get licensed in another state after moving? - 21 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...

LeahNY123 in Miller Place, New York

Physical Therapist Assistant

Hello ! I am a PTA in New York State and wanted to advance my career, however, I do not want to continue on to get my DPT. Does anybody have any...

NewGradTC in Joliet, Illinois

Updated 3 months ago

Continuing Education Courses in IL - 7 Replies

I just moved to the states from Canada and got my license to work again as a PTA and i know i need at least 20hrs of CE. I was wondering what...

Daren Cameron LPTA in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Updated 3 months ago

What is PTA school like (difficulty, work-life balance?) - 1 Reply

Looking at potentially applying for the PTA program in the future, but I would like to know what the workload is like. I do not plan to work a job...

yatescity in Yates City, Illinois

Updated 3 months ago

PTAs needed ASAP $40/hour with free company car. Willing to sponsor. (also looking for PTs) - 2 Replies

Immediate need of 3 licensed PTA's in NY or any state, Optimum will help in processing license endorsement to the state of Virginia. Area of work is...

jamiescoffee in Aurora, Illinois

Updated 3 months ago

Worried about my background check - 66 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,...

Leni in Oceanside, California

Updated 4 months ago

Pros and Cons of PTA - 4 Replies

Hello there, I am seeking the advice, thoughts, and opinions of experienced PTAs. I am currently making education/career choices, and I am...

Inquisitive in Slough, United Kingdom

Future Careers

What careers should I be looking at for the foreseeable future in California?

kyle in Morrow, Georgia

Updated 4 months ago

Moving from Ga to Tx - 1 Reply

How is the job market in Houston,TX and what is the pay for a PTA with 1 year experience? Also how long is the process of getting a TX license and...

Chrissy1988 in Savannah, Georgia

Relocating to Houston,Tx

How is the job market in Houston and what companies do you suggest I apply with? I am looking for full time work with guaranteed hours

PTA in Washington, District of Columbia

Updated 4 months ago

Questions for Physical Therapist Assistants, please help me decide if this career is right for me. - 306 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...

Roman in Secaucus, New Jersey

Updated 4 months ago

PTA salaries nationwide - 536 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...

Adriana in Boynton Beach, Florida

Updated 6 months ago

PTA mentorship/training + job opportunities - 1 Reply

Small physical therapy clinic located in Starke, Fl is looking for future PTA students. Whether future SPTA or generally interested in physical...

Adam in Grand Blanc, Michigan

Updated 6 months ago

From PTA to PT - 5 Replies

I'm graduating a community college with an AA in general studies. I've had PT in mind for the last year or so but recently I've been looking into PTA...

Sydney in Kingston, Tennessee

Physical Therapy Assistant

I'm wanting to go into physical therapy after I am a physical therapist assistant;can you give me questions that you were asked when you were trying...

Sydney in Kingston, Tennessee

Updated 6 months ago


Hello, I've a few interviews for a pta program, Can anyone tell me what to expect? What types of questions will be asked? any other information...

matao10 in Apo

Updated 6 months ago

PTA program Pensacola State College - 1 Reply

Hi everyone! I love reading everyone's comments and seeing the different discussion topics. I am about to start my observation hours for the PTA...

Hilly in Hoboken, New Jersey

Updated 7 months ago

Stats for your grades for students at laguardia community college and kingsboro? - 1 Reply

I'm trying to get a feel of how good of a chance i have for getting into the pta programs at these schools. For students already enrolled or...

Qsouza in Chico, California

Updated 7 months ago

To be a PTA: how long will it take? which school to go to in CHicago? - 99 Replies

I'm thinking about going into PTA. I'm 43 years old. My questions are: I read some jobs posted on Monster, a PT has to graduate from an accredited...

Spta in San Jose, California

Updated 7 months ago

Insight from thoses in the PTA program - 284 Replies

It's always nice to hear from those who are already in the field and it gives me great motivation to work hard. But, I would like to hear from those...

aristotle.hachero@*****.*** in Glendale, Arizona

Updated 7 months ago

How are PTA jobs in AZ? - 6 Replies

Wondering how PTA is in Arizona, mainly Phoenix. Large population of elderly and retirees. Is SNF or Home Health popular because of this? I'm looking...

wannabefl in Pompano Beach, Florida

PTA program in BC; some advice/opinions please?

So, I applied to the PTA program at BC North. They started a new Points System, where you get points for each class completed and points depending on...

RSmith1972 in Apo

In Serach of Acreddited Oline PTA Program

Does anyone know of a certified, affordable, online PTA program I may begin while living overseas? And then finish my clinical work when I return to...

Tacoma Wa in Oakland, California

Updated 8 months ago

PIMA Medical Institute - 82 Replies

I am looking for any type of feed back on this school. I have searched the internet and cannot find any. Is there anyone out there that can tell me...

Preston in Weatherford, Texas

Updated 9 months ago

travel PTA average salary? - 230 Replies

Does anybody know the average salary of a travel PTA? Also can anyone recommend any reliable travel companies?

Roman in Secaucus, New Jersey

Updated 9 months ago

PTA moving to a four year degree - 71 Replies

Has anyone else heard this? What would be the rationale for doing so? Do you think that PTAs with only a two year degree would have to pursue...

Carolyn in Layton, Utah

Updated 9 months ago

Wound Care as a PTA - 6 Replies

I've read these forums alot and Many PTS's talk about areas of work..such as SNF, outpatient, homehealth ect... Im interested in wound care. Is this...

Joe in Ocala, Florida

Updated 9 months ago

PTA Programs that start in the spring - 1 Reply

Is anyone aware of any Physical Therapy Assistant programs that start in the Spring (or Summer) semester? I know that Northeast Community College...

Gia in Atlanta, Georgia

Updated 10 months ago

PTA glorified exercise instructor? - 49 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...

Nancy in Santa Clara, California

Updated 10 months ago

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

xtian310 in Los Angeles, California

Updated 10 months ago

Salary For Experienced Physical Therapist Assistant. - 84 Replies

How much does a PTA make as a traveler in Hawaii. I have 14years experience working in many settings such as snf, hospital, home care, out patient. I...

xtian310 in Los Angeles, California

Updated 10 months ago

PTA salary - 29 Replies

Hi, I live near Chicago and Im going into the pta field. I wanted to know what to expect for starting pay and after a few years of experience. Ive...

OlympusPT in Los Angeles, California

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...

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