Physical Therapy Technician Certification (PTTC) — MedCerts

17 Weeks

Program Length


10 year Job Growth


Avg. Starting Salary

Issuing Authority

Issuing Authority American Medical Certification Association (AMCA)

The American Medical Certification Association (AMCA) was established in 2010 with a vision of enhancing the allied healthcare industry by providing national certification exams that validate the knowledge and expertise of professionals in this field. The AMCA collaborates and actively participates in the allied healthcare industry to serve as a support network for allied healthcare professionals. To be eligible to earn a AMCA certification, a candidate must possess a high school diploma or the equivalent and be at least 18 years of age.

PTTC Certification Detail

This certification is ideal for those that want to gain entry into a career as a Physical Therapy Aide. The career outlook for this field is great as the projected job growth in this field is expected to be up to 29% by 2026 and there are an estimated 38,800 clinics in America providing physical therapy. Because knowledge of office administration is vital to the role of a Physical Therapy Aide, graduates will also be trained and prepared to attempt the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) certification exam sponsored by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). Most employers require Aides to have completed a career diploma program and/or have gained Physical Therapy Aide certification. 

MedCerts Programs for PTTC Certification 1 matches

Physical Therapy Technician CertificationTraining Options for PTTC

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MedCerts Two And Four Year Colleges Other Online Programs
Program & Tuition Cost $4000 average Up to $20,000 $3000 average
Exam Fees, Books & Materials Included Up to $750 Up to $750
Job Ready In 3-6 months 24-48 months 3-6 months
Schedule/Flexibility On-demand 24/7 Set Class Schedule On-demand 24/7
Travel Requirements None - 100% online On-Campus Classrooms None - 100% online
Student Support Personal Student Advisors, Subject Matter Experts & 24/7 support Professors - scheduled office hours Support Inbox
Career Coaching 1-1 Coaching + Career Toolkit to prepare for a lasting career Access to Career Services Dept. None
Content Delivery 3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning Professor lectures Typically videos & presentations

This table is for reference only. Actual prices, durations and features may vary. Pricing is based on full-cost tuition for a Medical Assistant certification or similar program before financial aid.

PTTC Certification. Skill Gained

  • Understand basic human anatomy, utilize medical terminology and responsible communication in the healthcare facility
  • Comply with HIPAA/HITECH, OSHA, CMS and other healthcare regulations and laws as they apply to patient information
  • Comprehend the use of Diagnosis and Procedure codes and employ Electronic Health Records and related Practice Management
  • Recognize the importance of infection control and environmental safety in general, specialty and surgical practices
  • Gain an understanding of the laboratory, specimen collection techniques, cardiopulmonary testing, pharmacology and medication administration
  • Administer medications and assist with minor procedures
  • Record vital signs, take medical histories and prepare patients and rooms for examinations
  • Handle laboratory specimens and provide patient education

PTTC Career PathwaysAttainable Jobs

highest Paying

Physical Therapy Assistant

Physical Therapy Assistants assist physical therapists to help patients with disabling injuries or conditions improve their range of motion and manage their pain. They help patients learn exercises and teach them to use therapeutic equipment. They work in the office of a physical therapist or in a healthcare facility.

$49, 000 - $60,000
Estimated Salary

highest Paying

Physical Therapy Aide

Physical Therapy Aides are allied professionals that are members of physical therapy support teams. They assist physical therapists and technicians to help patients with disabling injuries or conditions. They set up treatment areas and equipment, handle clerical tasks, and help move patients.

$27,000 - $46,000
Estimated Salary

highest Paying

Rehabilitation Aide

Rehabilitation Aide's assist a physical therapist and provide the best experience possible for patients receiving therapy. He/she prepares, cleans and maintains the work area as well as disinfect equipment after each use in preparation for the next patient.

$30,000 - $45,000
Estimated Salary

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