Top West Virginia Schools for PTA Training
In order to become a PTA in West 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.
|Marshall University||Huntington||Accreditation||Fall 2019|
|West Virginia University||Morgantown||Accreditation||Spring 2021|
|Wheeling Jesuit University||Washington Avenue||Accreditation||Spring 2021|
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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?
West Virginia PTA License Requirements
Once you have graduated from an accredited program it is required by West Virginia law that you obtain a license to work as a Physical Therapist Assistant in the State.
The WV Board of Physical Therapy regulates the licensing of Physical Therapist Assistants in West Virginia. You can contact the Board directly using the contact details below:
Address: 101 Dee Drive, Charleston, WV 25311
Phone: (304) 558-0367
Physical Therapy Assistant Salary in West Virginia
The average PTA salary in West Virginia is $50,420 which is nearly 9% less than the national average. Texas is the highest paying State for Physical Therapist Assistants in the USA.
In 2015 there where 830 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;
|Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area||100||$53,650.00|
|Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area||210||$49,830.00|
Get Started Today!
Take the first important steps towards your new career by reaching out to PTA Schools in West 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 West Virginia;
|Career||Number Employed||Hourly Wage||Salary|
|Physical Therapist Assistants||830||$24.24||$50,420.00|
|Home Health Aides||4,410||$9.19||$19,110.00|
|Occupational Therapy Assistants||250||$26.85||$55,840.00|
West Virginia is a state located in the Appalachian region of the Southern United States. It is bordered by Virginia to the southeast, Kentucky to the southwest, Ohio to the northwest, Pennsylvania to the north , and Maryland to the northeast.
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