The demand for and remuneration of Physical Therapy Assistants has been steadily on the increase over the last decade. Employment of Physical Therapy Assistants is projected to grow by a massive 30% over the coming years with a projected additional 25,000 jobs being created between 2016 and 2024.
In order to become a PTA in Georgia you must have graduated from an accredited Physical Therapy Assistant Program.
Listed below are some of the top PTA Schools in Georgia.
Accredited Physical Therapy Assistant Schools in Georgia
|Emory University||Atlanta||Accreditation||Spring 2018|
|Georgia State University||Atlanta||Accreditation||Fall 2021|
|Mercer University||Atlanta||Accreditation||Fall 2017|
Selecting a Physical Therapy Assistant Program
- 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?
Top 10 Physical Therapy Assistant Schools Near You
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Physical Therapy Assistant Salary in Georgia
|Compared to National Average||1.16% Below|
|Top 10% of Earners||$74,330|
|Bottom 10% of Earners||$31,050|
According to the Bureau for Labor Statistics the average PTA salary in Georgia is $54,610 which is 1% less than the national average. The average hourly wage is $26.25. Texas is the highest paying State for Physical Therapist Assistants in the USA.
In 2015 there where 1,670 persons employed as a Physical Therapy Assistant in Georgia.
The table below illustrates key employment and salary data for PTA’s in the main metro and city areas in the State;
|Area||Number Employed||Hourly Wage||Salary|
|Athens-Clarke County, GA||50||$28.27||$58,790.00|
|Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA||750||$24.75||$51,470.00|
|Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC||100||$26.49||$55,090.00|
|North Georgia nonmetropolitan area||50||$28.12||$58,490.00|
|Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area||60||$27.75||$57,710.00|
|East Georgia nonmetropolitan area||50||$29.29||$60,920.00|
|South Georgia nonmetropolitan area||150||$25.41||$52,860.00|
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
Related Healthcare Careers in Georgia
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 Georgia;
|Career||Number Employed||Hourly Wage||Salary|
|Physical Therapist Assistants||1670||$26.25||$54,610.00|
|Home Health Aides||9300||$10.08||$20,960.00|
|Occupational Therapy Assistants||620||$27.64||$57,500.00|
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