Physical Therapy Assistant Programs Oregon

If a career as a Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) in Oregon (OR) strongly appeals to you then there could be no better time to pursue your dreams.

PTA Schools Oregon 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.

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Accredited Physical Therapy Assistant Schools Oregon

SchoolAreaStatusNext Visitation
George Fox UniversityNorth MeridianAccreditationFall 2019
Pacific UniversityHillsboroAccreditationFall 2025

There are currently 2 fully accredited PTA programs on offer in Oregon – at North Meridian and Hillsboro.

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Oregon PTA License Requirements

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
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Physical Therapist Assistant Salary in Oregon

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.

pta salary oregon

The table below illustrates key employment and salary data for PTA’s in the main metro and city areas in the State;

AreaNumber EmployedSalary
Eugene, OR80$58,660.00
Medford, OR70$55,940.00
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA370$53,880.00
Salem, OR30$57,610.00

Related Healthcare Careers in Oregon

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;

CareerNumber EmployedSalary
Physical Therapist Assistants600$53,950.00
Home Health Aides5,530$23,560.00
Nursing Assistants11,890$30,140.00
Occupational Therapy Assistants200$55,350.00
Massage Therapists1,810$52,630.00
Medical Assistants9,520$34,730.00


Oregon ORR-ih-gən) is a state in the Pacific Northwest region on the West Coast of the United States.
Area: 98,381 sq mi
Population: 4,190,713