If a career as a Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) strongly appeals to you then there could be no better time to pursue your dreams.
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 Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) in Oregon you must have graduated from an accredited Physical Therapists Assistant Program.
An accredited PTA Program has been approved by CAPTE for both the quality of the course and the quality of the examinations and graduates produced.
- Important points to consider when searching for a suitable Physical Therapy Assistant Program in Oregon.
- View the top accredited Physical Therapy Assistant Schools Oregon
- Our top 10 Physical Therapy Assistant Schools and Programs nearest to you
- What do you need to obtain your Oregon Physical Therapist Assistant License?
- How much does a Physical Therapy Assistant make in Oregon?
- Healthcare career options similar to a PTA in Oregon
Important points to consider when selecting a PTA School include;
- 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?
Take the first step and request information from Schools in your preferred area. Simply enter your preferences and contact information in the search box to the right or select from the Schools presented below to receive program and admissions information. It’s fast and easy!
|George Fox University||North Meridian||Accreditation||Fall 2019|
|Pacific University||Hillsboro||Accreditation||Fall 2025|
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Once you have graduated from an accredited program it is required by Oregon law that you obtain a license to work as a Physical Therapist Assistant in the State.See more information on becoming a Physical Therapists Assistant.The Oregon Physical Therapist Licensing Board regulates the licensing of Physical Therapist Assistants in Oregon. You can contact the Board directly using the contact details below:
Address: 800 NE Oregon St., Suite 407, Portland, OR 97232-2187,
Phone: (971) 673-0200
The average PTA salary in Oregon is $53,950. This represents an hourly wage of $25.94 and is just over 2% less than the national average. Texas is the highest paying State for Physical Therapist Assistants in the USA.In 2015 there where 600 persons employed as a Physical Therapy Assistant in Oregon.
The table below illustrates key employment and salary data for PTA’s in the main metro and city areas in the State;
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 Oregon;
|Physical Therapist Assistants||600||$53,950.00|
|Home Health Aides||5,530||$23,560.00|
|Occupational Therapy Assistants||200||$55,350.00|
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