With over 20 PTA schools in Ohio, there are many choices to find a physical therapy assistant program.

In addition to numerous choices of PTA colleges, Ohio PTAs boast higher salaries - on average - when compared to the rest of the United States.

Ohio PTAs can make anywhere from $1,000 to $7,000 more per year than other PTAs in the rest of the nation.

Considering the abundance of schools and average salaries of PTAs in Ohio, it is a great place to get your PTA degree. Expect a nice career - healthcare is a booming industry.

If you aren't sold on becoming a PTA just yet, just reach out to a few programs to get some more information. You might also consider alternative options such as occupational therapy or personal training. Both options offer similar activities and tend to be more abundant program offerings.

Below are listings of all the schools we could find that offer physical therapy assisting (or related) programs. Simply browse the listings and click on one of the buttons to get more information about the specific program to see if it's right for you.

Physical Therapy Assistant in Ohio

  1. Enroll in an accredited physical therapist assistant program.
  2. While in school, try finding a part-time job in the healthcare field to get more exposure to healthcare and physical therapy.
  3. Complete and graduate from the PTA program.
  4. Take and pass the NPTE (National Physical Therapist Examination).
  5. Complete the Ohio Occupational Therapy, PT & Athletic Trainers Board application process.

Note from the Ohio Occupational Therapy, PT & Athletic Trainers Board on PTA Responsibilities

Physical therapy assistants do have quite a bit of responsibility when it comes to taking care of their patients especially in the absence of a physical therapist. From the OOTPTATB:

In accordance with rule 4755-27-04 of the Administrative Code, the supervising physical therapist assistant is accountable and responsible at all times for the direction of the actions of the persons supervised, including other licensed personnel. A physical therapist assistant can provide direct supervision of other licensed personnel even if the physical therapist is not on-site but is available by telecommunication at all times and able to respond appropriately to the needs of the patient. However, only a physical therapist can determine that care for a patient may be delegated to other licensed personnel.

Salary Comparison for PTAs in Ohio

Below is a comparison from CareerOneStop.org, US Department of Labor, comparing salaries at high, median, and lower salary levels of physical therapy assistants in Ohio to the rest of the country.

Source: CareerOneStop.org, US Department of Labor