Physical Therapist Assistant Oklahoma

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 Oklahoma.

How to become a Physical Therapist Assistant in Oklahoma

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

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

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 Oklahoma

CollegeMetro AreaAcredittionFind Out More
Langston UniversityLangstonSpring 2020Request Information
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences CenterOklahoma CityFall 2023Request 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 Oklahoma

Once you have graduated from an accredited school in Oklahoma 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.

Oklahoma 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).

Oklahoma PTA License Requirements

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

The Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure & Supervision regulates the licensing of Physical Therapist Assistants in Oklahoma. You can contact the Board directly using the contact details below:

Address: Physical Therapy Advisory Committee, 101 Northeast 51st Street (51st & Oklahoma), Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Email: licensing@okmedicalboard.org
Phone: (405) 962-1400
Website: http://www.okmedicalboard.org

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 Oklahoma

StateOklahoma
Salary$61,350
Hourly Wage$29.50
Bottom 10% of Earners$43,040
Top 10% of Earners$80,050
# Employed1,320

According to the most recent Bureau for Labor Statistics data physical therapist assistants in Oklahoma earn an average salary of $61,350. This represents an hourly wage of $29.50 and is 6.5% above the national average.

The top 10% of earners in the profession in Oklahoma earned $80,050 whilst the bottom 10% earn $43,040.

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

PTA Salaries and Employment in Oklahoma by Metro Area

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

AreaSalaryHourly Wage# Employed
Fort Smith$55,120$26.50100
Oklahoma City$59,940$28.82430
Tulsa$64,330$30.93470