If you are interested in a career as a physical therapist assistant (PTA) in Michigan (MI) 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 Michigan.
How to become a Physical Therapist Assistant in Michigan
- Graduate from an Accredited PTA program
- Pass local Michigan and/or National Certification Exams
- Obtain your license to work as a Physical Therapist Assistant in Michigan
- How much do Physical Therapist Assistants make in Michigan?
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Listed below are some of the top PTA schools and related programs near you in Michigan.
Get started today by reaching out to schools to receive information on course curriculum, admissions requirements, tuition etc.
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Top Accredited Physical Therapy Assistant Schools in Michigan
|College||Metro Area||Acredittion||Find Out More|
|Andrews University||Berrien Springs||Fall 2016||Request Information|
|Central Michigan University||Mt Pleasant||Spring 2022||Request Information|
|Grand Valley State University||Grand Rapids||Fall 2022||Request Information|
|Oakland University||Rochester||Spring 2020||Request Information|
|University of Michigan||Flint||Fall 2020||Request Information|
|Wayne State University||Detroit||Spring 2019||Request Information|
There are currently 6 accredited PTA programs on offer in Michigan in colleges in Detroit, Mt Pleasant, Rochester, Grand Rapids, Flint and Berrien Springs.
Click on the ‘Request Information’ link for each school and enter your details to receive information on their PTA programs and admissions data.
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Physical Therapy Assistant Certification Exam Requirements in Michigan
Once you have graduated from an accredited school in Michigan 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.
Michigan does not have any requirement to undertake any local state level jurisprudence exams. However all candidates seeking initial licensure in the state must complete the National Physical Therapy Examinations (NPTE).
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).
Michigan PTA License Requirements
Once you have graduated from an accredited program it is required by Michigan law that you obtain a license to work as a Physical Therapist Assistant in the State.The Michigan Board of Physical Therapy regulates the licensing of Physical Therapist Assistants in Michigan. You can contact the Board directly using the contact details below:
Address: 611 West Ottawa Street, 1st Floor, PO Box 30670, Lansing, MI 48909-8170
Phone: (517) 335-0918
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.
|Bottom 10% of Earners||$32,170|
|Top 10% of Earners||$85,160|
According to the most recent Bureau for Labor Statistics data physical therapist assistants in Michigan earn an average salary of $53,610. This represents an hourly wage of $25.77 and is 7% below the national average.
The top 10% of earners in the profession in Michigan earned $85,160 whilst the bottom 10% earn $32,170.
There are approximately persons currently employed as PTA’s in Michigan.
PTA Salaries and Employment in Michigan 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|