Physical Therapy Assistant in Arizona

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Schools Offering Physical Therapy Assisting Programs in Arizona


Each year, roughly 0.1% of Arizona students graduate with degrees in physical therapy assisting. That means an estimated 245 physical therapy assistants graduate from Arizona's 7 physical therapy assistant schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Arizona with a physical therapy assistant program is Pima Medical Institute, which is located in Mesa. In 2010, it was ranked 72nd nationwide. In 2010, Pima Medical Institute graduated no students from its physical therapy assistant program.

The second-ranked school in Arizona with a physical therapy assistant program is Pima Medical Institute, which is located in Tucson. In 2010, it was ranked 74th nationwide.

The third-ranked school in Arizona that has a physical therapy assistant program is GateWay Community College. GateWay Community College, which was ranked 87th in the country in 2010, is located in Phoenix. In 2010, 34 students graduated from GateWay Community College physical therapy assistant program. The tuition rate at GateWay Community College was $1,734 per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Arizona physical therapy assistant school, average tuition will be $1,011 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $1,734 per year to $2,310 per year. The Arizona physical therapy assistant schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Mohave Community College - located in Kingman, students are charged $2,310 per year
  2. GateWay Community College - located in Phoenix, students are charged $1,734 per year

The physical therapy assistant schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Arizona were:

  1. GateWay Community College - located in Phoenix, students are charged $1,734 per year
  2. Mohave Community College - located in Kingman, students are charged $2,310 per year

A physical therapy assistant degree from an Arizona school... what next?

Most people who graduate from physical therapy assistant school in Arizona go on to work as a physical therapy assistant. If you decide to work as a physical therapy assistant in Arizona, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 820 Arizona physical therapy assistants as of 2010. The Arizona counties with the largest populations of physical therapy assistants are:

  1. Maricopa County - 480 physical therapy assistants
  2. Pima County - 120 physical therapy assistants
  3. Yavapai County

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 1,110 physical therapy assistants will be working in Arizona state. This would require the number of physical therapy assistants to grow by 25%.

Salary

On average, physical therapy assistants earn $45,450 per year. However, this number is only an average. physical therapy assistants in Arizona had varying salaries from $22,430 to $80,870 per year in 2010. The following counties in Arizona have the highest average salaries for physical therapy assistants:

  1. Yavapai County - $51,500 per year
  2. Pima County - $45,820 per year
  3. Maricopa County - $44,350 per year

On average, physical therapy assistants earns the least in the following Arizona counties:

  1. Maricopa County - $44,350 per year
  2. Pima County - $45,820 per year
  3. Yavapai County - $51,500 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Arizona statistics regarding a career in physical therapy assisting and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as physical therapy or allied health.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Physical Therapy Assisting in Arizona
  • Certificate in Physical Therapy Assisting in Arizona

Want to study at your own time and pace?

Consider Online Schools as a great alternative flexible option to earn a degree!

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,490 miles from location Carrington College-Westside Phoenix AZ n/a n/a n/a
7,444 miles from location Carrington College-Tucson Tucson AZ n/a n/a n/a
7,477 miles from location Carrington College-Mesa Mesa AZ n/a n/a n/a
7,484 miles from location GateWay Community College Phoenix AZ 13.1689 n/a 7,863
7,568 miles from location Mohave Community College Kingman AZ 10.6222 n/a 6,702
7,478 miles from location Pima Medical Institute Mesa AZ 27.6782 n/a 1,274
7,441 miles from location Pima Medical Institute Tucson AZ 26.4718 n/a 1,198
 

Curious what studying Physical Therapy Assistant gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Arizona

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Physical Therapist Assistants + 820 $45,450 -12.8%
2
Physical Therapist Aides + 770 $24,870 -40.3%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are physical therapy assistant related jobs in Arizona