How to become a Physical Therapist Assistant in Georgia
If you are interested in a career as a physical therapist assistant (PTA) in Georgia (GA) then there could be no better time to pursue your dreams. The demand for and remuneration of physical therapist assistants has been steadily on the increase over the last decade.
Learn how to become a PTA and get started today by reaching out to physical therapy assistant schools in Georgia.
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Listed below are some of the top PTA schools and related programs near you in Georgia.
Get started today by reaching out to schools to receive information on course curriculum, admissions requirements, tuition etc.
Simply click on the green ‘Get Admissions Info’ button to receive more information. It’s free and it’s easy!
Top Accredited Physical Therapy Assistant Schools in Georgia
|College||Metro Area||Acredittion||Find Out More|
|Armstrong State University||Savannah||Spring 2022||Request Information|
|Augusta University||Augusta||Spring 2019||Request Information|
|Emory University||Atlanta||Spring 2018||Request Information|
|Georgia State University||Atlanta||Fall 2021||Request Information|
|Mercer University||Atlanta||Fall 2017||Request Information|
|University of North Georgia||Dahlonega||Fall 2019||Request Information|
There are currently 6 accredited PTA programs in Georgia located in Atlanta (3), Savannah, Augusta and Dahlonega.
Click on the ‘Request Information’ link for each school and enter your details to receive information on their PTA programs and admissions data.
You can also browse the map below to view all schools offering physical therapy assistant programs in Georgia and neighbouring areas.
Physical Therapy Assistant Certification Exam Requirements in Georgia
Once you have graduated from an accredited school in Georgia you will need to obtain a license to work as a physical therapist assistant there. To obtain your license it is a requirement that you have successfully passed additional certification exams.
The purpose of the state exam, where required, is to ensure that the candidate has a thorough understanding of the local laws and regulations under which they are allowed to work.
The purpose of the NPTE exams is to ensure a minimum standard or knowledge and competence after graduation and before entering into the workplace. The NPTE exams are developed and administered by the US Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT).
Georgia PTA License Requirements
Once you have graduated from an accredited program it is required by Georgia law that you obtain a license to work as a Physical Therapist Assistant in the State.
The Georgia Board of Physical Therapy regulates the licensing of Physical Therapist Assistants in Georgia. You can contact the Board directly using the contact details below:
Address: 237 Coliseum Drive, Macon, GA 31217-3858
Phone: (478) 207-2440
Update 2018: The Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) has recently launched the Physical Therapy Licensure Compact for PT’s and PTA’s.
The purpose of the compact is to essentially create an interstate license which will allow a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant to practice outside of the state in which they obtained their license.
|Georgia PTA Salary||$53,980|
|Bottom 10% of Earners||$28,060|
|Top 10% of Earners||$77,190|
According to the most recent Bureau for Labor Statistics data physical therapist assistants in Georgia earn an average salary of $53,980. This represents an hourly wage of $25.95 and is 6.3% below the national average.
The top 10% of earners in the profession in Georgia earned $77,190 whilst the bottom 10% earn $28,060.
There are approximately persons currently employed as PTA’s in Georgia.
PTA Salaries and Employment in Georgia by Metro Area
The table below breaks down salary and employment of physical therapist assistants by Metro area across the state.
|Area||Salary||Hourly Wage||# Employed|