Physical Therapist Assistant Nebraska

If you are interested in a career as a physical therapist assistant (PTA) 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 Nebraska.

How to become a Physical Therapist Assistant in Nebraska

  1. Graduate from an Accredited PTA program
  2. Pass local Nebraska and/or National Certification Exams
  3. Obtain your license to work as a Physical Therapist Assistant in Nebraska
  4. How much do Physical Therapist Assistants make in Nebraska?

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Listed below are some of the top PTA schools and related programs near you in Nebraska.

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 Nebraska

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Creighton UniversityCalifornia PlazaSpring 2020Request Information
University of Nebraska Medical CenterNebraska MedicalSpring 2024Request Information

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 Nebraska

Once you have graduated from an accredited school in Nebraska 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.

Nebraska is one of 27 States in which it is a requirement to undertake both a State level exam as well as the National Physical Therapy Examination (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).

Nebraska PTA License Requirements

Once you have graduated from an accredited program it is required by Nebraska law that you obtain a license to work as a Physical Therapist Assistant in the State.

The Nebraska Board of Physical Therapy regulates the licensing of Physical Therapist Assistants in Nebraska. You can contact the Board directly using the contact details below:

Address: 301 Centennial Mall South, PO Box 94986, Lincoln, NE 68509-4986
Email: Irene.Eckman@nebraska.gov
Phone: (402) 471-2299
Website: http://dhhs.ne.gov

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.

Average Physical Therapy Assistant Salary in Nebraska

StateNebraska
Salary$44,920
Hourly Wage$21.59
Bottom 10% of Earners$25,520
Top 10% of Earners$61,910
# Employed790

According to the most recent Bureau for Labor Statistics data physical therapist assistants in Nebraska earn an average salary of $44,920. This represents an hourly wage of $21.59 and is 22% below the national average.

The top 10% of earners in the profession in Nebraska earned $61,910 whilst the bottom 10% earn $25,520.

There are approximately persons currently employed as PTA’s in Nebraska.

PTA Salaries and Employment in Nebraska by Metro Area

The table below breaks down salary and employment of physical therapist assistants by Metro area across the state.

AreaSalaryHourly Wage# Employed
Grand Island$50,560$24.3170
Lincoln$43,640$20.98160