Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to take the National Physical Therapist Assistant Licensing Examination. Students must be licensed in order to practice in most states. Students may visit the website for the Federation of State Boards for Physical Therapy at:
This website provides graduates with information regarding the national licensing exam and information required by each state board agency.
Click on the U.S. Department of Labor to view information about the job outlook. PTA is one of the fastest growing professions in the nation. USA Today listed PTAs as the fastest-growing community college job. Starting salaries are between $35,000 and $55,000.
PTAs work in settings such as hospitals, rehabilitation centers, home health, nursing homes, outpatient clinics and school systems. Salary depends on geographic region, practice setting, and hours employed. For additional information, please visit the American Physical Therapy Association.
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