Top Virginia Schools for PTA Training
In order to become a PTA in Virginia you must have graduated from an accredited Physical Therapist Assistant Program.
Listed below are some of the top PTA Schools and related programs near you.
|Hampton University||Hampton||Accreditation||Fall 2020|
|Lynchburg College||Lynchburg||Accreditation||Fall 2017|
|Marymount University||Arlington||Accreditation||Spring 2024|
|Old Dominion University||Norfolk||Accreditation||Fall 2018|
|Radford University||Roanoke||Accreditation||Fall 2018|
|Shenandoah University||Winchester||Accreditation||Spring 2018|
|Virginia Commonwealth University||Richmond||Accreditation||Spring 2017|
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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?
Virginia PTA License Requirements
Once you have graduated from an accredited program it is required by Virginia law that you obtain a license to work as a Physical Therapist Assistant in the State.
The Virginia Board of Physical Therapy regulates the licensing of Physical Therapist Assistants in Virginia. You can contact the Board directly using the contact details below:
Address: Dept. of Health Professions, 9960 Mayland Drive Suite 300, Richmond, VA 23233-1463
Phone: (804) 367-4674
Physical Therapy Assistant Salary in Virginia
The average PTA salary in Virgina is $51,580. This represents an average hourly wage of $24.80 and is 6.6% below the national average salary of $55,250. Texas is the highest paying State for Physical Therapist Assistants in the USA.
In 2015 there where 1,180 persons employed as a Physical Therapy Assistant in the State.
The table below illustrates key employment and salary data for PTA’s in the main metro and city areas in the State;
|Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC||440||$52,520.00|
|Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area||190||$56,180.00|
|Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area||80||$60,420.00|
|Northeast Virginia nonmetropolitan area||30||$45,710.00|
|Northwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area||40||$50,390.00|
Get Started Today!
Take the first important steps towards your new career by reaching out to PTA Schools in Virginia and nearby areas today. 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 Virginia;
|Physical Therapist Assistants||2,410||$51,580.00|
|Home Health Aides||10,370||$22,390.00|
|Occupational Therapy Assistants||870||$60,370.00|
Virginia ; officially the Commonwealth of Virginia) is a state in the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States located between the Atlantic Coast and the Appalachian Mountains.
Area: 42,774.2 sq mi
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