Travel Physical Therapist Assistant Jobs in Oregon

Join renowned hospitals and healthcare facilities in cities across Oregon, from Portland to Eugene to Salem, and take advantage of competitive pay and benefits while exploring all that Oregon has to offer. From the stunning coastline of the Pacific Ocean to the majestic Cascade Mountains, this state offers a wide variety of locations and job opportunities as a traveling PTA.

39 Oregon Travel Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) jobs available

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Oregon Travel PTA FAQ

According to the US Department of Labor, the median annual wage for PTAs in Oregon is $60,540. This salary is higher than the median annual wage for PTAs across the country, making it an attractive job option for those looking to work in Oregon. In addition, PTAs in Oregon are eligible for overtime pay and performance-based bonuses, making it a lucrative opportunity for those looking to work in the healthcare field.

The job outlook for PTAs in Oregon is very positive. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects a job growth rate of 24% from 2018 to 2028 for physical therapist assistants in Oregon, which is much higher than the national average of 20 percent. This indicates a healthy job market for PTAs in Oregon. Additionally, the BLS projects that the demand for physical therapist assistants will continue to increase due to the aging population and the need for additional medical care.

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.