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Demand for Physiotherapy Assistants Continue to Rise

2017-09-10 by Mark Harrington

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Becoming a Physiotherapy Assistant (Mississauga, Toronto, Hamilton)

If you’ve ever considered a career in healthcare and enjoy working one-on-one with people, then becoming a Physiotherapy Assistant may be the career for you.

According to, there are over 200 job openings for Physiotherapy Assistants (‘PTA’s) in Ontario, most of these are with the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area (including Mississauga, Toronto and Hamilton).  The annual salaries offered range from $30,000 to $90,000 per year.

According to the Ontario Physiotherapy Association, it is best practice and beneficial to obtain a diploma from a Physiotherapy Assistant program to work in the industry. Obtaining a diploma from a recognized and long-standing college such as National Academy of Health & Business (who have been training Healthcare professionals for close to 40 years) will ensure greater career prospects.

What do PTAs Do?

PTAs in Ontario work under the direction of a physiotherapist in the delivery of physiotherapy services.

Even though physiotherapist assistants are supervised by a physiotherapist, PTAs are responsible for their own performance. As a physiotherapist assistant, you must ensure that you are capable of completing tasks that are assigned to you.

Physiotherapy Assistant Programs in Ontario

NAHB is one of the most established career college in Ontario.  The Physiotherapy Assistant program is offered at the following locations.

Where do PTAs work?

Physiotherapy Assistants may find careers the following types of facilities:

  • Retirement Homes
  • Private Clinics
  • Home Care Providers
  • Hospital Emergency Departments
  • Rehabilitation Centres
  • Long Term Care Home Providers
  • Inpatient Acute or Critical Care Providers
  • Outpatient Hospital Departments

For information on becoming a Physiotherapy Assistant, as well a review of all your funding options (including Government Assistance, to those who qualify), contact your nearest campus:



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