Physical Therapy Assistant in Colorado

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Schools Offering Physical Therapy Assisting Programs in Colorado


Around 0.1% of Colorado's graduates graduate from physical therapy assisting degree programs every year. Thus, Colorado's 4 physical therapy assistant schools put out approximately 107 physical therapy assistants each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Colorado with a physical therapy assistant program is Pima Medical Institute, which is located in Denver. In 2010, it was ranked 74th nationwide. 38 students graduated with a degree in physical therapy assistant from Pima Medical Institute in 2010.

Morgan Community College, which is located in Fort Morgan, is the second-ranked school in Colorado that has a physical therapy assistant program. It received a ranking of 82nd in the country in 2010. In 2010, Morgan Community College graduated 8 students from its physical therapy assistant program. Students at Morgan Community College paid $2,626 per year in tuition fees.

Pueblo Community College, which was ranked 82nd nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Colorado that has a physical therapy assistant program. It is located in Pueblo. 49 students graduated with degree in physical therapy assistant from Pueblo Community College in 2010. Pueblo Community College charged in-state students $2,822 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Colorado physical therapy assistant school, average tuition will be $1,985 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,492 per year to $2,822 per year. In 2010, the following Colorado physical therapy assistant schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Pueblo Community College - located in Pueblo, students are charged $2,822 per year
  2. Morgan Community College - located in Fort Morgan, students are charged $2,626 per year
  3. Arapahoe Community College - located in Littleton, students are charged $2,492 per year

The following Colorado physical therapy assistant schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Arapahoe Community College - located in Littleton, students are charged $2,492 per year
  2. Morgan Community College - located in Fort Morgan, students are charged $2,626 per year
  3. Pueblo Community College - located in Pueblo, students are charged $2,822 per year

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

A large number of Colorado physical therapy assistant graduates become physical therapy assistants. In 2010, there were 590 physical therapy assistants working in Colorado. The following counties have the largest number of Colorado physical therapy assistants:

  1. Adams County - 180 physical therapy assistants
  2. El Paso County - 90 physical therapy assistants
  3. Alamosa County - 60 physical therapy assistants

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of physical therapy assistants in the state of Colorado will grow to 930. This would require a 32% growth in the profession.

Salary

On average, physical therapy assistants earn $42,170 per year. However, Colorado physical therapy assistants earned anywhere in the range from as less than $18,630 per year to more than $62,900 per year in 2010. On average a physical therapy assistant earns the most in the following Colorado counties:

  1. Boulder County - $46,460 per year
  2. Mesa County - $45,340 per year
  3. Adams County - $43,610 per year

The following counties in Colorado have the lowest average salaries for physical therapy assistants:

  1. Weld County - $35,190 per year
  2. Archuleta County - $38,380 per year
  3. Pueblo County - $38,890 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Colorado 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 Colorado

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,022 miles from location Arapahoe Community College Littleton CO 10.5442 n/a 9,969
7,016 miles from location Pueblo Community College Pueblo CO 11.594 n/a 6,592
0 miles from location Morgan Community College Fort Morgan CO 17.5808 n/a 1,918
7,018 miles from location Pima Medical Institute Denver CO 26.2891 n/a 1,082
 

Curious what studying Physical Therapy Assistant gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Physical Therapist Assistants + 590 $42,170 -3.3%
2
Physical Therapist Aides + 590 $28,220 13.5%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are physical therapy assistant related jobs in Colorado