Travel Physical Therapist Assistant Jobs in Pennsylvania

From the bustling cities of Pittsburgh and Philadelphia to the picturesque Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania offers a wide variety of locations and job opportunities as a traveling PTA. Take your passion for making a difference in people’s lives on the road and visit this stunning state.

4 Pennsylvania Travel Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) jobs available

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Pennsylvania Travel PTA FAQ

Physical therapy assistants (PTAs) in Pennsylvania can earn an average annual salary of $56,770. This salary can vary depending on the exact region in which the PTA is employed. In addition to salary, many PTAs in Pennsylvania are eligible for benefits such as paid vacation time, health insurance, and retirement benefits. These benefits can help to boost their overall pay and make their job more financially rewarding.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that employment of Physical Therapist Assistants in Pennsylvania will grow by 20.9% from 2019 to 2029, resulting in an additional 2,770 jobs.

This growth is largely due to an aging population that requires more specialized care. In addition, increasing demand for physical therapy services, combined with more health insurance plans now covering physical therapy services, will create more job opportunities for PTAs in Pennsylvania. This growth rate is much faster than the average for all occupations, which is 4% nationally.

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.