Physical Therapist Assistants are responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of a physical therapy program to meet the needs of patients with medically diagnosed impairments. Physical therapist assistants work under the supervision of physical therapists to help patients complete specific exercises, move patients, clean and set up therapy equipment, and help their supervising PT on other tasks that are part of the care plan.
Travel therapy professionals are in demand around the country, and Fusion Marketplace provides is thre perfect place to search for travel physical therapy assistant jobs. Here, you have the freedom to compare perks and benefits offered by staffing agencies in one place - including pay packages, 401k plans, medical, and dental insurance. So create a profile and find your next job today!
590 Travel PTA jobs available
590 Travel PTA jobs available
Travel Physical Therapy Assistant FAQ
How Much Do Physical Therapist Assistants Make?
The salary of a physical therapy assistant can vary significantly depending on the experience of the PTA as well as the location, facility, and assignment. The median salary for a physical therapist assistant was $91,680 in 2020 with most earning between $75,360 and $106,060 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Entry-level PTAs or those with the lowest 10% salary earned around $63,530, while the highest 10% earned more than $126,780. Typically, travel PTA opportunities will provide higher hourly and weekly pay than permanent positions in the same location, though this varies widely by travel physical therapy assistant jobs.
Where are the Highest Paying PTA Jobs?
California pays PTAs the highest average salary according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics with an average annual wage of $70,570 and an hourly wage of $33.93. This is followed by Connecticut ($69,940 per year, $33.62 per hour), Texas ($69,900 per year, $33.61 per hour), New Jersey ($69,310 per year, $33.32 per hour), and Rhode Island ($67,300 per year, $32.36 per hour).
Traveling PTAs seeking the highest paying contract doesn't always mean that they should always go for the assignment with the highest weekly pay. Factoring in the cost of living of each state is one way to get a better indication of what a traveling PTA can expect to earn from a contract. When comparing adjusted PTA salaries, Texas, Kansas, Arkansas, Ohio, and Alabama make up the top five highest paying states.
How to Become a Travel Physical Therapy Assistant?
To become a travel physical therapy assistant, you must have completed a two-year associate degree program accredited by the Commission on Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). PTAs will also require a state license to work a PTA travel assignment. Creating a profile with Fusion Marketplace is one effortless way to store and share employment history, education & certification, licenses, references, and any other professional documents. Travel PTA professionals have their required experience and credentials before beginning their job search. Fusion Marketplace also offers multiple agencies specializing in allied health travel, and the recruiters are available to provide support at every stage of your travel career.
Where are there Travel PTA Jobs Available?
Travel PTA jobs are available across the country in a variety of healthcare settings, though the majority work in hospitals or privately owned physical therapy practices.
Travel PTA assignments are available in:
Outpatient and Clinical Settings
Skilled Nursing and Long-Term Care Facilities
Home Health Services
School and Education Centers
What are the Benefits of Becoming a Travel PTA?
Traveling as an allied health professional provides a number of personal and career benefits. Travel Physical Therapist Jobs provide competitive pay packages, as they are needed all across the country. Physical therapist assistant jobs are expected to grow 35% by 2030 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which is more than four times faster than the average projected job growth. With 23,800 new openings for physical therapist assistants and aides expected each year, travel PTAs should continue to be in demand for years to come. to explore the country and experience any health setting from home health to acute care. Agencies also may also provide insurance benefits, travel reimbursement, housing stipends, reimbursement for licenses, and other perks depending on the contract.