Launch an exciting career as a physical therapist in New York by applying for your state license to practice. Licensure is a straightforward process and opens the door to opportunities as a PT in home health, rehabilitation and skilled nursing settings. Explore this page for more information about acquiring your PT license in New York.
We've also included details about landing an amazing PT job so you can start practicing once your licensure is approved. Learn about average salaries, benefits and job opportunities. If you're ready to take the first step toward a physical therapy career in the Empire State, our staffing specialists are here to help smooth the way.
How to Get Your New York Physical Therapist License
The New York State Board for Physical Therapy takes about four to eight weeks to process applications for licensure. Physical therapists earn an annual mean wage that's slightly above the national average. New York, however, is more expensive to live in than the average U.S. city, mostly because of the price of housing. Travel PTs can make up for this expense thanks to furnished, private housing or a stipend provided by Med Travelers.
A diversity of experiences awaits you in New York, including sparkling lakes, tranquil forests, scenic mountains and big-city energy. Apply for your physical therapy license today and discover the many charms of this dynamic state. If you have additional questions, reach out to our placement specialists who are happy to assist you.
How long does it take to receive your physical therapy license in New York?
It typically takes four to eight weeks to receive your physical therapy license in New York. This is slow compared to other physical therapy licenses across the United States. Check the state board's website to see which batch of applications are currently under review.
New York physical therapy contact information
New York State Board for Physical Therapy
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234-1000
Phone: (518) 474-3817 ext. 180
Fax: (518) 402-5944
New York Physical Therapist Salary Information
Being an allied traveler, especially with Med Travelers, comes with a lot of amazing benefits. Physical therapists in New York earn an annual mean salary of $90,880. Allied travelers have even greater earning potential, making an average of 20% more than those in staff positions. Travel PTs also receive support to make the transition to a new city easier, including prearranged housing, travel reimbursement, health benefits, retirement plans and continuing education.
Get to know different parts of New York while working in an enriching physical therapy position. Have a look at our current opportunities for travel physical therapists and apply today.