Physical Therapist Assistant

Physical Therapist Assistants (PTAs) are technically skilled health care providers who work under the direction and supervision of a licensed Physical Therapist (PT). PTAs assist the PT in the treatment of individuals of all ages with a variety of medical problems or health-related conditions that result in loss of mobility or ability to perform functional activities in their daily lives. PTAs can find employment within local and surrounding hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing facilities, home health companies, outpatient and sports clinics, and schools. According to the 2022 U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of PTAs is expected to grow by 26% between 2021 and 2031. In 2023, the PTA career was noted as #5 in the top 10 Fastest Growing Health Care Jobs. Nationally, PTAs earn an average salary of $61,180; in Ohio the average salary is $61,450.

*Pending CAPTE Approval, Expected Summer 2025

Information Packet

Kim Salyers

To learn more:

Dr. Kim Salyers, PTA Program Director
740.374.8716 Ext. 3408