Physical Therapy Assistant in Missouri

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Schools Offering Physical Therapy Assisting Programs in Missouri


Around 0.0% of Missouri's graduates graduate from physical therapy assisting degree programs every year. That means an estimated 86 physical therapy assistants graduate from Missouri's 5 physical therapy assistant schools each year.

Top Schools

Linn State Technical College, which was ranked 73rd nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Missouri that has a physical therapy assistant program. It is located in Linn. 14 students graduated with a degree in physical therapy assistant from Linn State Technical College in 2010. Linn State Technical College charged in-state students $5,370 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in Missouri that has a physical therapy assistant program is Missouri Western State University. Missouri Western State University, which was ranked 83rd in the country in 2010, is located in Saint Joseph. In 2010, Missouri Western State University graduated 19 students from its physical therapy assistant program. The tuition rate at Missouri Western State University was $4,562 per year.

The third-ranked school in Missouri that has a physical therapy assistant program is Ozarks Technical Community College. Ozarks Technical Community College, which was ranked 89th in the country in 2010, is located in Springfield. 18 students graduated with degree in physical therapy assistant from Ozarks Technical Community College in 2010. Students at Ozarks Technical Community College paid $2,352 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

Physical therapy assistant schools in Missouri, charge students an average tuition of $3,447 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $5,370 per year, or as little as $2,352 per year. In 2010, the physical therapy assistant schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Missouri were:

  1. Linn State Technical College - located in Linn, students are charged $5,370 per year
  2. Missouri Western State University - located in Saint Joseph, students are charged $4,562 per year
  3. Saint Louis Community College-Meramec - located in Saint Louis, students are charged $2,490 per year

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

  1. Ozarks Technical Community College - located in Springfield, students are charged $2,352 per year
  2. Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley - located in Kansas City, students are charged $2,460 per year
  3. Saint Louis Community College-Meramec - located in Saint Louis, students are charged $2,490 per year

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

A large number of Missouri physical therapy assistant graduates become physical therapy assistants. 1,770 physical therapy assistants were working in Missouri in 2010. The largest populations of Missouri physical therapy assistants are working in the following counties:

  1. Bond County - 920 physical therapy assistants
  2. Franklin County - 490 physical therapy assistants
  3. Butler County - 160 physical therapy assistants

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of physical therapy assistants in the state of Missouri will grow to 1,750. This would require a 19% growth in the profession.

Salary

A physical therapy assistant in Missouri makes an average of $47,810 per year. However, this number is only an average. physical therapy assistants in Missouri had varying salaries from $21,340 to $68,600 per year in 2010. On average a physical therapy assistant earns the most in the following Missouri counties:

  1. Butler County - $54,090 per year
  2. Christian County - $50,690 per year
  3. Alexander County - $49,120 per year

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

  1. Barry County - $39,780 per year
  2. Adair County - $42,720 per year
  3. Bond County - $44,830 per year

More Information

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

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,407 miles from location Ozarks Technical Community College Springfield MO 11.4627 n/a 12,884
6,248 miles from location Saint Louis Community College-Meramec Saint Louis MO 10.531 n/a 11,186
6,479 miles from location Missouri Western State University Saint Joseph MO 17.4939 n/a 5,703
6,472 miles from location Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley Kansas City MO 9.3452 n/a 4,656
6,325 miles from location Linn State Technical College Linn MO 26.9108 n/a 1,142
 

Curious what studying Physical Therapy Assistant gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Physical Therapist Assistants + 1,770 $47,810 30.1%
2
Physical Therapist Aides + 660 $23,880 -7.0%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

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