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2021 Pennsylvania Physical Therapist Assistants Salary Guide

Assist physical therapists in providing physical therapy treatments and procedures. May, in accordance with state laws, assist in the development of treatment plans, carry out routine functions, document the progress of treatment, and modify specific treatments in accordance with patient status and within the scope of treatment plans established by a physical therapist. Generally requires formal training.

Pennsylvania Physical Therapist Assistants Salary 2021

Salary

$57.5K

Growth

21%

Bright Outlook

Bright

Green

No

How Much Do Physical Therapist Assistants Make in Pennsylvania 2021?

Percentile 10% 25% 50% (Median) 75% 90%
Annual Wage $35,310 $46,740 $57,450 $67,400 $78,810
Hourly Wage $16.98 $22.47 $27.62 $32.41 $37.89

How Much Do Physical Therapist Assistants Make in Pennsylvania 2021?

Percentile
10%
25%
50% (Median)
75%
90%
Annual Wage
$35,310
$46,740
$57,450
$67,400
$78,810
Hourly Wage
$16.98
$22.47
$27.62
$32.41
$37.89

What Do Physical Therapist Assistants Do?

Assist physical therapists in providing physical therapy treatments and procedures. May, in accordance with state laws, assist in the development of treatment plans, carry out routine functions, document the progress of treatment, and modify specific treatments in accordance with patient status and within the scope of treatment plans established by a physical therapist. Generally requires formal training.

Also known as:

Certified Physical Therapist Assistant (CPTA), Home Care Physical Therapy Assistant, Home Health Physical Therapist Assistant, Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA), Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant, Outpatient Physical Therapist Assistant, Per Diem Physical Therapist Assistant (Per Diem PTA), Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA), Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA)

  • Engage patients in exercises or activities.
  • Document client health or progress.
  • Encourage patients during therapeutic activities.
  • Record patient medical histories.
  • Monitor patient progress or responses to treatments.
  • Prepare medical reports or documents.
  • Communicate patient status to other health practitioners.
  • Engage patients in exercises or activities.
  • Train patients, family members, or caregivers in techniques for managing disabilities or illnesses.
  • Hold patients to ensure proper positioning or safety.
  • Confer with other professionals to plan patient care.
  • Administer therapy treatments to patients using hands or physical treatment aids.
  • Adjust positions of patients on beds or tables.
  • Move patients to or from treatment areas.
  • Clean patient rooms or patient treatment rooms.
  • Teach medical procedures or medical equipment use to patients.
  • Assess physical conditions of patients to aid in diagnosis or treatment.
  • Teach medical procedures or medical equipment use to patients.
  • Monitor medical equipment to ensure proper functioning.
  • Prepare medical instruments or equipment for use.
  • Prepare patient treatment areas for use.
  • Administer basic health care or medical treatments.
  • Assist patients with daily activities.
  • Attend educational events to update medical knowledge.
  • Teach medical procedures to healthcare personnel.
  • Fit patients for assistive devices.
  • Teach medical procedures or medical equipment use to patients.
  • Administer therapy treatments to patients using hands or physical treatment aids.
  • Inventory medical supplies or equipment.
  • Perform clerical work in medical settings.
  • Administer basic health care or medical treatments.

Physical Therapist Assistants Job Outlook in Pennsylvania

Location 2020 Employment 2030 Employment Percent change Annual projected job openings
Pennsylvania 5,430 6,550 21% 860
United States 93,800 126,900 35% 16,400

Physical Therapist Assistants Job Outlook in Pennsylvania

Location
2020 Employment
2030 Employment
Percent change
Annual projected job openings
Pennsylvania
5,430
6,550
21%
860
United States
93,800
126,900
35%
16,400

Physical Therapist Assistants Schooling & Experience

  • Associate's degree
  • No work experience
  • No on-the-job training

Physical Therapist Assistants Schools in Pennsylvania

School Program Name Location Length / Graduates
Butler County Community College Physical Therapy Assistant. Butler, PA 2 years: 19
California University of Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Assistant. California, PA 2 years: 7
Central Penn College Physical Therapy Assistant. Summerdale, PA 2 years: 60
Community College of Allegheny County Physical Therapy Assistant. Pittsburgh, PA 2 years: 0
Harcum College Physical Therapy Assistant. Bryn Mawr, PA 2 years: 30
Johnson College Physical Therapy Assistant. Scranton, PA 2 years: 9
Lackawanna College Physical Therapy Assistant. Scranton, PA 2 years: 2
Lehigh Carbon Community College Physical Therapy Assistant. Schnecksville, PA 2 years: 0
Mercyhurst University-North East Campus Physical Therapy Assistant. North East, PA 2 years: 17
Montgomery County Community College Physical Therapy Assistant. Blue Bell, PA 2 years: 0

Physical Therapist Assistants Schools in Pennsylvania

School
Program Name
Location
Length / Graduates
Physical Therapy Assistant.
Butler, PA
2 years: 19
Physical Therapy Assistant.
California, PA
2 years: 7
Physical Therapy Assistant.
Summerdale, PA
2 years: 60
Physical Therapy Assistant.
Pittsburgh, PA
2 years: 0
Physical Therapy Assistant.
Bryn Mawr, PA
2 years: 30
Physical Therapy Assistant.
Scranton, PA
2 years: 9
Physical Therapy Assistant.
Scranton, PA
2 years: 2
Physical Therapy Assistant.
Schnecksville, PA
2 years: 0
Physical Therapy Assistant.
North East, PA
2 years: 17
Physical Therapy Assistant.
Blue Bell, PA
2 years: 0

Physical Therapist Assistants Jobs in Pennsylvania.

Job Title Company Location Date Posted Federal Contractor
Care Attendant - 6E Brain Injury Rehab UPMC Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 10/26/2021 Yes
Child Life Specialist -Lancaster General Hospital (20 hours/week-Varied Hours) Lancaster General Health Lancaster, Pennsylvania 10/26/2021 Yes
Clinical Nurse 2- SICU- Part time Nights- Pennsylvania Hospital Penn Medicine Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 10/26/2021 Yes
CLINICAL TRANSITION LIAISON, HH Excela Health Greensburg, Pennsylvania 10/26/2021 No
Outreach Athletic Trainer Lancaster General Health Lancaster, Pennsylvania 10/26/2021 Yes
Physical Therapist LHC Group Montoursville, Pennsylvania 10/26/2021 Yes
Physical Therapist Assistant LHC Group Montoursville, Pennsylvania 10/26/2021 Yes
Physical Therapist Assistant LHC Group Danville, Pennsylvania 10/26/2021 Yes
Physical Therapist PT Lutheran SeniorLife Mars, Pennsylvania 10/26/2021 No
Physical Therapist, PRN Bedrock Care Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania 10/26/2021 No

Physical Therapist Assistants Jobs in Pennsylvania.

Job Title
Company
Location
Date Posted
Federal Contractor
UPMC
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
10/26/2021
Yes
Lancaster General Health
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
10/26/2021
Yes
Penn Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
10/26/2021
Yes
Excela Health
Greensburg, Pennsylvania
10/26/2021
No
Lancaster General Health
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
10/26/2021
Yes
LHC Group
Montoursville, Pennsylvania
10/26/2021
Yes
LHC Group
Montoursville, Pennsylvania
10/26/2021
Yes
LHC Group
Danville, Pennsylvania
10/26/2021
Yes
Lutheran SeniorLife
Mars, Pennsylvania
10/26/2021
No
Bedrock Care
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
10/26/2021
No

Physical Therapist Assistants Salary Guide 2021

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