Top Pennsylvania Schools for PTA Training
In order to become a PTA in Pennsylvania (PA) you must have graduated from an accredited Physical Therapy Assistant Program.
Listed below are some of the top PTA Schools and related programs near you.
|George Fox University||North Meridian||Accreditation||Fall 2019|
|Pacific University||Hillsboro||Accreditation||Fall 2025|
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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.
Selecting a Physical Therapy Assistant Program
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 above to receive program and admissions information. It’s fast and easy!
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?
Pennsylvania PTA License Requirements
Once you have graduated from an accredited program it is required by Pennsylvania law that you obtain a license to work as a Physical Therapist Assistant in the State.
The Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy regulates the licensing of Physical Therapist Assistants in Pennsylvania. You can contact the Board directly using the contact details below:
Address: P.O. Box 2649, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649
Phone: (717) 783-7134
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Physical Therapy Assistant Salary in Pennsylvania
The average PTA salary in Pennsylvania is $48,010 which equates to an hourly wage of over $23.08 and is over 13% less than the national average. Texas is the highest paying State for Physical Therapist Assistants in the USA.
In 2015 there where 4,550 persons employed as a Physical Therapy Assistant in PA.
The table below illustrates key data for similar healthcare careers in Oregon;
|East Stroudsburg, PA||30||$44,120.00|
|Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division||780||$49,490.00|
|Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division||470||$47,810.00|
|State College, PA||30||$46,460.00|
|Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area||130||$38,820.00|
|Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area||180||$43,270.00|
|Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area||190||$45,830.00|
Get Started Today!
Take the first important steps towards your new career by reaching out to PTA Schools in Pennsylvania or your preferred area. Simply enter your details in the box below to receive information on the best PTA Schools or related programs. It’s fast and it’s free!
Related Healthcare Careers
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 Pennsylvania;
|Career||Number Employed||Hourly Wage||Salary|
|Physical Therapist Assistants||4550||$23.08||$48,010.00|
|Home Health Aides||51300||$10.58||$22,000.00|
|Occupational Therapy Assistants||2300||$22.68||$47,170.00|
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