Physical Therapy Assistant in California

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Schools Offering Physical Therapy Assisting Programs in California

Approximately 0.0% of graduates in of California receive physical therapy assisting degrees every year. In other words, every year an estimated 310 physical therapy assistants graduate from California's 11 physical therapy assistant schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in California that has a physical therapy assistant program is Ventura Adult and Continuing Education. Ventura Adult and Continuing Education, which was ranked 68th in the country in 2010, is located in Ventura. no students graduated with a degree in physical therapy assistant from Ventura Adult and Continuing Education in 2010.

ICDC College, which was ranked 72nd nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in California that has a physical therapy assistant program. It is located in Los Angeles. In 2010, 150 students graduated from ICDC College physical therapy assistant program.

Pacific College, which is located in Costa Mesa, is the third-ranked school in California that has a physical therapy assistant program. It received a ranking of 72nd in the country in 2010. Students at Pacific College paid $0 per year in tuition fees.


Physical therapy assistant schools in California, charge students an average tuition of $321 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $780 per year, or as little as $644 per year. In 2010, the following California physical therapy assistant schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Cerritos College - located in Norwalk, students are charged $780 per year
  2. College of the Sequoias - located in Visalia, students are charged $774 per year
  3. Ohlone Community College - located in Fremont, students are charged $678 per year

The lowest tuition rates at California physical therapy assistant schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Sacramento City College - located in Sacramento, students are charged $644 per year
  2. San Diego Mesa College - located in San Diego, students are charged $658 per year
  3. Ohlone Community College - located in Fremont, students are charged $678 per year

A physical therapy assistant degree from a California school... what next?

Most people who graduate from physical therapy assistant school in California go on to work as a physical therapy assistant. In 2010, there were 4,460 physical therapy assistants working in California. In California, the largest numbers of physical therapy assistants work in the following counties:

  1. Los Angeles County - 1,110 physical therapy assistants
  2. Orange County - 670 physical therapy assistants
  3. Riverside County - 550 physical therapy assistants

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of physical therapy assistants in California will grow by 33%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 5,600 physical therapy assistants working in California.


A physical therapy assistant in California earns $57,760 per year on average. In 2010, however, some California physical therapy assistants earned as little as less than $21,390 per year or as much as more than $118,650 per year. On average a physical therapy assistant earns the most in the following California counties:

  1. Sonoma County - $61,950 per year
  2. Stanislaus County - $61,420 per year
  3. El Dorado County - $60,300 per year

The California counties with the lowest average salary for physical therapy assistants are:

  1. Santa Barbara County - $44,240 per year
  2. Amador County - $49,770 per year
  3. Del Norte County - $50,230 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional California 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 California
  • Certificate in Physical Therapy Assisting in California

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,893 miles from location Sacramento City College Sacramento CA 14.8295 n/a 27,171
7,786 miles from location San Diego Mesa College San Diego CA 15.0493 n/a 23,211
7,817 miles from location Cerritos College Norwalk CA 14.3203 n/a 21,776
7,832 miles from location College of the Sequoias Visalia CA 12.9685 n/a 13,322
7,939 miles from location Ohlone Community College Fremont CA 14.992 n/a 11,695
7,768 miles from location Loma Linda University Loma Linda CA 0.491732 n/a 4,114
7,824 miles from location ICDC College Los Angeles CA 27.8274 n/a 2,892
7,809 miles from location Pacific College Costa Mesa CA 27.6537 n/a 292
7,871 miles from location Ventura Adult and Continuing Education Ventura CA 32.1508 n/a 126
7,830 miles from location Adelante Career Institute Panorama City CA 25.9585 n/a 53
7,783 miles from location American College of Healthcare Riverside CA 12.242 100% 43

Curious what studying Physical Therapy Assistant gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Physical Therapist Aides + 6,080 $27,350 24.6%
Physical Therapist Assistants + 4,460 $57,760 24.6%

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are physical therapy assistant related jobs in California