Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)

Career Overview

A physical therapist assistant (PTA) helps patients to regain movement and deal with pain after an injury or illness. They work under the supervision of a physical therapist. Make sure to use the search box to find videos made by Robyn, Tara, and Zach!

Education

A two or three year college degree in a physical therapist assistant program is needed to obtain these positions.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
Median:
High End:
$34,000 /yr
$56,000 /yr
$79,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Math - as much as possible!
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Science - as much as possible, including biology and psychology!
References
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada