Travel Physical Therapist Assistant Jobs in Iowa

Located in the heart of the Midwest, Iowa can offer travel PTAs an exciting opportunity to live and work in a vibrant community. With ample opportunities for outdoor activities and exploring the culture, Iowa is sure to provide an exciting experience for travel PTAs.

33 Iowa Travel Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) jobs available

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Iowa Travel PTA FAQ

In Iowa, the average salary for a PTA (Physical Therapist Assistant) in 2020 is approximately $55,000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Salaries can vary widely based on experience and location. Generally, PTAs in the major metropolitan areas of the state earn more than those in rural areas. Other factors that can influence a PTA’s salary include the type of facility they work in, the number of hours they work, and the level of education they have.

With the increasing need for physical therapy services in the state, PTAs can expect to see a steady increase in employment opportunities. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the number of physical therapist assistants in Iowa will grow by 11.9% between 2019 and 2029, which is faster than the average rate of growth for all occupations.

Physical therapist assistants, or PTAs, work under the direction of licensed physical therapists to provide a wide range of rehabilitative services to patients suffering from injuries, illnesses, or disabilities.

As a PTA, your day-to-day responsibilities could include helping patients perform exercises and stretches to improve their mobility and flexibility, administering modalities like heat, cold, or electrical stimulation to relieve pain and swelling, and giving patients guidance on how to use assistive devices like crutches or wheelchairs.

You'll also be responsible for documenting patient progress and communicating with other healthcare professionals about your patients' needs and progress. Plus, you'll need to be able to adapt your treatment plans to fit each patient's unique needs and goals.

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.