With employment of physical therapist assistants (PTA’s) projected to grow by a massive 30% over the coming years there could be no better time to consider becoming a PTA in Montana (MT).
The demand for and remuneration of physical therapist assistants has been steadily on the increase over the last decade and it is expected that an additional 25,000 new jobs will be created in the sector between 2016 and 2024
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How to become a Physical Therapist Assistant in Montana
In order to become a PTA in Montana you must have graduated from an accredited program. An accredited program is one which has been approved by CAPTE for both the quality of the course and the quality of the examinations and graduates produced.
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- Graduate from an Accredited PTA School in Montana
- Pass both State and National Certification Exams
- Obtain your license to work as a Physical Therapist Assistant in Montana
- How much do Physical Therapist Assistants make in Montana?
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Accredited PTA Schools Montana
|College||Metro Area||Acredittion||Find Out More|
|The University of Montana - Missoula||Skaggs Building||Spring 2018||Request Information|
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PTA Certification Exam Requirements in Montana
Once you have graduated from an accredited school in Montana 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).
Montana PTA License Requirements
Once you have graduated from an accredited program it is required by Montana law that you obtain a license to work as a Physical Therapist Assistant in the State.
The Board of Physical Therapy regulates the licensing of Physical Therapist Assistants in Montana. You can contact the Board directly using the contact details below:
Address: 301 S. Park, 4th Floor, P.O. Box 200513, Helena, MT 59620
Phone: (406) 841-2395
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||$31,750|
|Top 10% of Earners||$59,440|
According to the most recent Bureau for Labor Statistics data physical therapist assistants in Montana earn an average salary of $46,430. This represents an hourly wage of $22.32 and is 19.4% below the national average.
The top 10% of earners in the profession in Montana earned $59,440 whilst the bottom 10% earn $31,750.
There are approximately persons currently employed as PTA’s in Montana.
PTA Salaries and Employment in Montana 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|