What does the future hold for Physical Therapist Assistants?

Are you considering a career as a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)? How does it compare to other healthcare support careers and are you making a good choice in terms of salary and career prospects?

The good news is that the future looks good for PTA’s. In fact demand for PTA’s is set to increase substantially over the next decade and it is predicted that an additional 25,000 jobs will be created in the sector. This increase in demand is mainly attributed to two upward trending factors:

  • We have an aging population whose healthcare and physical care needs are increasing
  • Government and corporate policy seek to achieve efficiency in service delivery by increasing the number of PTA’s and reducing the demand on Physiotherapists.

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The information presented below provides more detailed information on employment growth, PTA salaries and provides a comparison with similar healthcare careers.

If you are interested in a career as a PTA you can find more information in our Physical Therapist Assistant Guide page on our website.

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