Travel Physical Therapist Assistant Jobs in Texas

If you're a physical therapist assistant looking for a change of scenery, consider Texas! Not only is the weather great, but the Lone Star State has plenty to offer in terms of culture and scenery. Some of the top destinations for physical therapist assistants in Texas include Houston, Dallas, and Austin.

43 Texas Travel Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) jobs available

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Texas Travel PTA FAQ

According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the number of Physical Therapist Assistants employed in Texas as of May 2020 was 7,230, with an average annual pay of $60,120. The industries with the highest levels of employment for PTAs in Texas are offices of physical, occupational, and speech therapists and audiologists (3,180), hospitals (1,990), and nursing and residential care facilities (1,450).

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Texas has the 2nd highest concentration of PTAs in the nation. The job outlook for PTAs in Texas is expected to grow by 28% from 2018 to 2028, which is much faster than the national average rate of growth. This is due to the increasing demand for PTAs as the Baby Boomer generation ages and requires more medical services.

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.