Top Alaska Schools for PTA Training
In order to become a PTA in Alaska you must have graduated from an accredited PTA School. Listed below are some of the top PTA Schools and related programs near you.
Selecting a Physical Therapy Assistant Program
Take the first step and request information from Schools in your preferred area. Simply enter your preferences and contact information in the search box to the right or select from the Schools presented above to receive program and admissions information. It’s fast and easy!
Important points to consider when selecting a PTA School include;
- Is the School Accredited?
- How long does the program last?
- Class structure – how much of the course will be classroom based, lab based and field based and how does this fit with your expectations?
- Does the School have good lab facilities and other resources to support your studies?
- What percentage of graduates are successful in securing their PTA license?
- Does the School offer any financial assistance?
Alaska PTA License Requirements
Once you have graduated from an accredited program it is required by Alaska law that you obtain a license to work as a Physical Therapist Assistant in the State.
The Alaska State Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy Board regulates the licensing of Physical Therapist Assistants in Alaska. You can contact the Board directly using the contact details below:
Address: 333 Willoughby Avenue, 9th Floor, P.O. Box 110806, Juneau, AK 99811-0806
Phone: (907) 465-2580
Physical Therapy Assistant Salary in Alaska
The average PTA salary in Alaska is $63,720 and is over 15% more than the national average. This represents an hourly wage of $30.63. Texas is the highest paying State for Physical Therapist Assistants in the USA.
However in 2015 there where only 70 persons employed as a Physical Therapy Assistant in Alaska.
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Take the first steps towards your new career and reach out to Physical Therapy Assistant Schools in your preferred area today. Simply enter your details in the box below to receive information on the best PTA Schools in your area. It’s fast and it’s free!
Related Healthcare Careers
Physical Therapy Assistants fair very well by comparison to similar careers such as Occupational Therapy Assistants, Massage Therapists and Home Health Aides in terms of average salary, from entry level to well experienced – achieving one of the highest average salary levels.
Additionally in terms of employment figures and growth it has been flagged as one of the top 5 fastest growing careers in healthcare by the Bureau For Labor Statistics (BLS).
The table below illustrates key data for similar healthcare careers in Alaska;
|Career||Number Employed||Hourly Wage||Salary|
|Physical Therapist Assistants||70||$30.63||$63,720.00|
|Home Health Aides||1960||$14.50||$30,160.00|
Alaska ) is a U.S. state located in the northwest extremity of North America. The Canadian administrative divisions of British Columbia and Yukon border the state to the east, its most extreme western part is Attu Island, and it has a maritime border with Russia to the west across the Bering Strait.
Area: 663,268 sq mi
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