Everything's bigger in the Lone Star State, and that might include your opportunities as a physical therapist. Before you take advantage of PT jobs in Texas, you have to get a license to practice in the state. We've pulled some important resources, links and information together to help you with that task. You'll also find information on Texas physical therapy salaries and some tips for finding work as a travel PT in Texas.
From big cities that offer some of the best nightlife around to unique areas of the southwest, Texas is a great place to explore. And you can do so as a travel physical therapist while potentially making more than you would in a traditional position. For more information or help with the licensing or travel PT application process, connect with a recruiter or support staff today.
How to Get Your Texas Physical Therapy License
The Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners offers a robust application process whether you're applying via exam or endorsement. The average time to get a PT license in the state can be 8 weeks or more, which is a bit longer than it can take in other states. How long it takes does depend on whether you need to take an exam. Texas is one of the top three states when it comes to how many PT jobs are available, and the average Texas physical therapy salary is just under the national average. The cost of living in the state is lower than the national average, though, making it a financially lucrative place to hold a PT travel position.
From the fun of the San Antonio river walk to the beauty of Big Bend National Park, Texas goes big with amenities and adventures. Check out the links and information we've gathered to help you get a PT license for working in Texas, or contact a recruiter to get the application process started for your next assignment.
How long does it take to receive your physical therapy license in Texas?
It typically takes eight weeks or more to receive your physical therapy license in Texas. This is somewhat slow compared to other physical therapy licenses across the United States.
Texas physical therapy contact information
Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
333 Guadalupe, Ste. 2-520
Austin, TX 78701-3942
Phone: (512) 305-6900
Texas Physical Therapy Salary Information
Being an allied traveler, especially with Med Travelers, comes with a lot of amazing benefits. Our PTs can take advantage of housing stipends, health insurance and help lining up the best assignments. You can also generally make more than the average pay for PTs in traditional healthcare positions. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, PTs in Texas are making around $89,630 on average annually, but travel PTs may be able to make up to 20% more.
Those who want plenty of adventure and opportunity might want to check out options for travel therapy jobs in Texas. For more information about your options and what benefits are available, contact a Med Travelers recruiter.