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Schools Offering Physical Therapy Assisting Programs in Washington State


Approximately 0.1% of graduates in of Washington State receive physical therapy assisting degrees every year. In other words, every year an estimated 144 physical therapy assistants graduate from Washington State's 5 physical therapy assistant schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Washington State that has a physical therapy assistant program is Pima Medical Institute. Pima Medical Institute, which was ranked 73rd in the country in 2010, is located in Seattle. 40 students graduated with a degree in physical therapy assistant from Pima Medical Institute in 2010.

The second-ranked school in Washington State that has a physical therapy assistant program is Green River Community College. Green River Community College, which was ranked 84th in the country in 2010, is located in Auburn. 30 students graduated with degree in physical therapy assistant from Green River Community College in 2010. The tuition rate at Green River Community College was $3,228 per year.

Whatcom Community College, which is located in Bellingham, is the third-ranked school in Washington State that has a physical therapy assistant program. It received a ranking of 86th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Whatcom Community College graduated 49 students from its physical therapy assistant programs. Tuition at Whatcom Community College was $3,315 per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Washington State's physical therapy assistant schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $2,432 per year, though tuition can range from $3,315 per year to $2,610 per year. In 2010, the physical therapy assistant schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Washington State were:

  1. Whatcom Community College - located in Bellingham, students are charged $3,315 per year
  2. Green River Community College - located in Auburn, students are charged $3,228 per year
  3. Olympic College - located in Bremerton, students are charged $3,006 per year

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

  1. Spokane Falls Community College - located in Spokane, students are charged $2,610 per year
  2. Olympic College - located in Bremerton, students are charged $3,006 per year
  3. Green River Community College - located in Auburn, students are charged $3,228 per year

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

Most people who graduate from physical therapy assistant school in Washington State go on to work as a physical therapy assistant. If you decide to work as a physical therapy assistant in Washington State, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 1,170 Washington State physical therapy assistants as of 2010. The largest populations of Washington State physical therapy assistants are working in the following counties:

  1. King County - 400 physical therapy assistants
  2. Pierce County - 190 physical therapy assistants
  3. Spokane County - 90 physical therapy assistants

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of physical therapy assistants in Washington State will grow by 27%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 1,400 physical therapy assistants working in Washington State.

Salary

On average, physical therapy assistants earn $48,200 per year. However, Washington State physical therapy assistants earned anywhere in the range from as less than $22,850 per year to more than $70,250 per year in 2010. On average a physical therapy assistant earns the most in the following Washington State counties:

  1. Skagit County - $52,110 per year
  2. Thurston County - $52,010 per year
  3. Spokane County - $51,590 per year

On average, physical therapy assistants earns the least in the following Washington State counties:

  1. Benton County - $40,730 per year
  2. Whatcom County - $44,100 per year
  3. Kitsap County - $46,050 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Washington State 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 Washington State

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,477 miles from location Spokane Falls Community College Spokane WA 12.1295 n/a 9,555
7,689 miles from location Green River Community College Auburn WA 15.7392 n/a 8,205
7,701 miles from location Olympic College Bremerton WA 11.8614 n/a 7,536
7,658 miles from location Whatcom Community College Bellingham WA 13.7069 n/a 4,663
7,684 miles from location Pima Medical Institute Seattle WA 27.2568 n/a 776
 

Curious what studying Physical Therapy Assistant gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Physical Therapist Assistants + 1,170 $48,200 5.4%
2
Physical Therapist Aides + 1,130 $26,970 14.1%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are physical therapy assistant related jobs in Washington State