What can I do with a Physical Therapist Assistant Degree?
PTAs work under the direction of physical therapists, helping to manage conditions such as back and neck injuries, sprains/strains, fractures, arthritis, burns, amputations, strokes, multiple sclerosis, birth defects, injuries related to work and sports, and more. You can work in a broad range of settings including hospitals, outpatient clinics, rehabilitation facilities, skilled nursing, extended care or subacute facilities, homes, schools, fitness centers and sports training facilities.
The median annual wage for physical therapist assistants was $59,770 in May 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The two-year average employment rate for PTA program graduates of 2019 and 2020 is 100%. The graduation rate of admitted PTA students for 2019 was 95% and for 2020 is 95.2%, for a two-year average graduation rate of 95.1%. The two-year first-time pass rate average on the National PTA exam for the classes of 2019 and 2020 is 76.9%. The ultimate pass rate average on the National PTA exam for the classes of 2019 and 2020 is 87.1%.