Physical Therapy Assistant in Iowa

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Schools Offering Physical Therapy Assisting Programs in Iowa


Around 0.1% of Iowa's graduates graduate from physical therapy assisting degree programs every year. That means an estimated 66 physical therapy assistants graduate from Iowa's 6 physical therapy assistant schools each year.

Top Schools

Mercy College of Health Sciences, which was ranked 69th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Iowa that has a physical therapy assistant program. It is located in Des Moines. 10 students graduated with a degree in physical therapy assistant from Mercy College of Health Sciences in 2010. The tuition rate at Mercy College of Health Sciences was $13,530 per year.

The second-ranked school in Iowa that has a physical therapy assistant program is Indian Hills Community College. Indian Hills Community College, which was ranked 80th in the country in 2010, is located in Ottumwa. In 2010, 18 students graduated from Indian Hills Community College physical therapy assistant program. Tuition at Indian Hills Community College was $3,120 per year.

North Iowa Area Community College, which was ranked 80th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Iowa that has a physical therapy assistant program. It is located in Mason City. 13 students graduated with degree in physical therapy assistant from North Iowa Area Community College in 2010. North Iowa Area Community College charged in-state students $3,913 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Iowa physical therapy assistant school, average tuition will be $5,141 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $3,120 per year to $13,530 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Iowa physical therapy assistant schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Mercy College of Health Sciences - located in Des Moines, students are charged $13,530 per year
  2. North Iowa Area Community College - located in Mason City, students are charged $3,913 per year
  3. Eastern Iowa Community College District - located in Davenport, students are charged $3,540 per year

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

  1. Indian Hills Community College - located in Ottumwa, students are charged $3,120 per year
  2. Western Iowa Tech Community College - located in Sioux City, students are charged $3,204 per year
  3. Eastern Iowa Community College District - located in Davenport, students are charged $3,540 per year

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

Most people who graduate from physical therapy assistant school in Iowa go on to work as a physical therapy assistant. If you decide to work as a physical therapy assistant in Iowa, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 780 Iowa physical therapy assistants as of 2010. The Iowa counties with the largest populations of physical therapy assistants are:

  1. Appanoose County - 180 physical therapy assistants
  2. Dallas County - 130 physical therapy assistants
  3. Benton County - 80 physical therapy assistants

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of physical therapy assistants in Iowa will grow by 23%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 980 physical therapy assistants working in Iowa.

Salary

On average, physical therapy assistants earn $41,190 per year. However, Iowa physical therapy assistants earned anywhere in the range from as less than $21,420 per year to more than $67,850 per year in 2010. The following counties in Iowa have the highest average salaries for physical therapy assistants:

  1. Scott County - $50,020 per year
  2. Appanoose County - $43,210 per year
  3. Johnson County - $42,970 per year

A physical therapy assistant in the following counties in Iowa make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Black Hawk County - $35,840 per year
  2. Buena Vista County - $36,980 per year
  3. Allamakee County - $37,920 per year

More Information

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

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,310 miles from location Kirkwood Community College Cedar Rapids IA 15.8032 n/a 18,254
6,255 miles from location Eastern Iowa Community College District Davenport IA 17.5378 n/a 8,480
6,548 miles from location Western Iowa Tech Community College Sioux City IA 18.6955 n/a 5,829
6,350 miles from location Indian Hills Community College Ottumwa IA 19.8417 n/a 5,137
6,383 miles from location North Iowa Area Community College Mason City IA 19.7011 n/a 3,729
6,412 miles from location Mercy College of Health Sciences Des Moines IA 31.3887 100% 793
 

Curious what studying Physical Therapy Assistant gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Physical Therapist Assistants + 780 $41,190 13.0%
2
Physical Therapist Aides + 540 $24,820 -16.9%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are physical therapy assistant related jobs in Iowa