SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) Has anyone gone this route? I dunno if Im totally sold on being a PT so Im thinking of being a PTA first and if I love it and wanna do more I can go for the PT. BUT if I want a change I can go for PA. And I believe the hours I have working as a PTA would count towards the 2000 hours of direct patient care. I really wanna start working so that is why PTA is very attractive to me right now.