Physical Therapy Assistant in New Mexico

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There are schools offering physical therapy assistant programs in New Mexico!

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Schools Offering Physical Therapy Assisting Programs in New Mexico

Each year, roughly 0.1% of New Mexico students graduate with degrees in physical therapy assisting. In other words, every year an estimated 25 physical therapy assistants graduate from New Mexico's 2 physical therapy assistant schools.

Top Schools

Pima Medical Institute, which was ranked 75th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in New Mexico that has a physical therapy assistant program. It is located in Albuquerque. In 2010, Pima Medical Institute graduated no students from its physical therapy assistant program.

The second-ranked school in New Mexico with a physical therapy assistant program is San Juan College, which is located in Farmington. In 2010, it was ranked 89th nationwide. In 2010, 25 students graduated from San Juan College physical therapy assistant program. Students at San Juan College paid $1,032 per year in tuition fees.


If you are hoping to attend one of New Mexico's physical therapy assistant schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $516 per year, though tuition can range from $1,032 per year to $1,032 per year. In 2010, the following New Mexico physical therapy assistant schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. San Juan College - located in Farmington, students are charged $1,032 per year

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

  1. San Juan College - located in Farmington, students are charged $1,032 per year

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

Most people who graduate from physical therapy assistant school in New Mexico go on to work as a physical therapy assistant. In 2010, there were 360 physical therapy assistants working in New Mexico. In New Mexico, the largest numbers of physical therapy assistants work in the following counties:

  1. Bernalillo County - 120 physical therapy assistants
  2. Chaves County - 80 physical therapy assistants
  3. Dona Ana County - 40 physical therapy assistants

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of physical therapy assistants in the state of New Mexico will grow to 420. This would require a 27% growth in the profession.


A physical therapy assistant in New Mexico makes an average of $39,580 per year. In 2010, however, some New Mexico physical therapy assistants earned as little as less than $24,920 per year or as much as more than $69,610 per year. A physical therapy assistant in the following New Mexico counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. San Juan County - $43,700 per year
  2. Bernalillo County - $42,810 per year
  3. Chaves County - $39,510 per year

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

  1. Cibola County - $32,050 per year
  2. Dona Ana County - $36,700 per year
  3. Chaves County - $39,510 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional New Mexico 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 New Mexico

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,225 miles from location San Juan College Farmington NM 10.8764 n/a 8,990
7,159 miles from location Pima Medical Institute Albuquerque NM 25.16 n/a 1,003

Curious what studying Physical Therapy Assistant gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Physical Therapist Assistants + 360 $39,580 33.3%
Physical Therapist Aides + 320 $26,260 77.8%

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are physical therapy assistant related jobs in New Mexico