10 year Job Growth
Avg. Starting Salary1
Issuing Authority

MedCerts Program for PTTC Certification

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. 

Selecting the Right Training Option Program Comparisons

MedCerts training programs are some of the most competitively price ways to start a new career.

MedCerts Community College Online College
Program & Tuition Cost $4,000 average Up to $20,000 $3,000 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 Advisors: text, call, and email access Professors: scheduled office hours Support inbox
Career Coaching Exam-tailor + soft-skill training to build well-rounded careers Exam-based + prerequisites and electives to meet credit hour requirements Exam-specific only
Content Delivery 3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning Professor lectures Varies: typically videos and presentations

This table is provided for reference only. Actual pricing may vary or change without notice. Pricing is based on an estimated full-cost tuition with fees for a Medical Assistant program or similar program before financial aid or other assistance. Data sampled from MedCerts, Oakland Community College, and Kaplan University.

PTTC Certification Skills 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 Salary1

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 Salary1

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 Salary1
1All available job and salary information is from Burning Glass Labor Insights and is updated annually to reflect industry changes.

Physical Therapy Aide and Administrative Specialist