Physical Therapy Assistant Jobs
The position of a physical therapist assistant (PTA) provides a rewarding career for those looking for a dynamic profession. Every day in the United States, healthcare facilities demand specialists who can diagnose and manage the movement dysfunction of over 750,000 people in order to enhance their physical and functional abilities. You can explore the PTA travel job opportunities that Cross Country TravCorps has available, and see how you can elevate your career.
Market Demand for Physical Therapist Assistants
Healthcare facilities across the country need PTAs more and more as the U.S. population ages. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, growth for physical therapist assistant jobs is supposed to rise 35% by 2018. Cross Country TravCorps has the market demand covered as you can apply to new travel PTA positions that we receive every day. No matter where you are nationwide, the U.S. population will continue to require physical therapist assistants for coping with chronic and debilitating conditions.
PTAs Help Prevent Loss of Movement and Mobility
Physical therapist assistants work under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist. PTAs help prevent the onset, symptoms and progression of ailments, impairments and limitations that can result from conditions, diseases and injuries. They restore and maintain optimal physical function and mobility through fitness and wellness in order to improve and promote a healthy quality of life for individuals of all ages – newborns to the elderly.
Conditions that physical therapist assistants can treat in many settings include, but are not limited to:
- Arthritis and Back Pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Dislocations and Fractures
- Sports Injuries
- Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Hospitals and privately owned physical therapy practices hold approximately 72% of jobs available to physical therapist assistants. You can also apply to travel PTA assignments located in extended care and nursing home facilities, home health, rehabilitation centers, and schools.
Physical Therapist Assistant Education and Licensing
Training requirements to become a travel physical therapist assistant include a two-year associates program in human movement and physical function from an institution accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). You must obtain licensure or certification by passing a state-administered national exam – required by most states in order to practice physical therapy and take a PTA job with Cross Country TravCorps.
Benefits and Compensation Offered to PTAs
The median salary for a physical therapy assistant is over $46,000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The highest salaries for PTAs can be found in home health care services and nursing care facilities. At Cross Country TravCorps, we offer those on a travel physical therapy job not only rewarding compensation but an exclusive benefits package that includes:
- Health, life and dental insurance
- Free private housing OR subsidy (please contact your recruiter for details)
- Tax Advantage Plan
- Completion and referral bonuses
- 401(k) plan
- Licensure reimbursement
- And many more!
Cross Country TravCorps Helps PTAs in Their Careers
You will find tremendous opportunity when you choose a physical therapist assistant travel career at Cross Country TravCorps. Apply to a PTA travel position from one of hundreds of locations and settings we have available. You will have the ability as a traveler to visit places you have only dreamed of going. From Boston to San Francisco and Miami to Anchorage in Alaska, you will have your choice of many different areas to take an assignment, and gain new perspective and add to your skills set.