Physical Therapy Assistant Schools In California

There are 11 accredited physical therapy assistant schools in California for faculty who teach physical therapy assistant classes to choose from. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in physical therapy assistant in the state of California, which encompasses physical therapy assistant training at the following levels:

  • Physical Therapy Assistant Certificate
  • Associates degree in Physical Therapy Assistant


Schools

  1. Cerritos College

    11110 Alondra Blvd, Norwalk, California 90650-6298

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  2. Loma Linda University

    Loma Linda, California 92350

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  3. Ohlone Community College

    43600 Mission Blvd, Fremont, California 94539-0390

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  4. Sacramento City College

    3835 Freeport Blvd, Sacramento, California 95822-1386

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  5. San Diego Mesa College

    7250 Mesa College Dr, San Diego, California 92111-4998

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  6. College of the Sequoias

    915 S Mooney Blvd, Visalia, California 93277-2214

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  7. Adelante Career Institute

    14547 Titus, Suite 100, Van Nuys, California 91402

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  8. Ventura Adult and Continuing Education

    5200 Valentine Rd, Ventura, California 93003-0000

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  9. Pacific College

    3160 Red Hill Ave, Costa Mesa, California 92626

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  10. American College of Healthcare

    11801 Pierce St., Suite 100, Riverside, California 92505

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  11. ICDC College

    5422 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90027

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

California Vs. National Physical Therapy Assistant Employment

California 10,540
National 111,860

Of all of the physical therapy assistant professionals that work in the US, approximately 9% work in California state.

Employment Growth for Physical therapy assistant professionals In California

8,570 8,160 9,040 10,110 10,540
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of physical therapy assistant professionals is growing in California. There were 1,970 more physical therapy assistant professionals working in California in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of physical therapy assistant has grown by 23% in California. This growth is faster than the change in the number of physical therapy assistant professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of physical therapy assistant professionals has grown by 7% from 2006 to 2010.

Physical Therapy Assistant VS. All Professions salaries in California

$39,045 $40,055 $41,230 $42,125 $42,555
$48,885 $52,410 $54,744 $56,285 $57,176
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In California, as the number of physical therapy assistant professionals is growing, the salaries earned by physical therapy assistant professionals are increasing. In 2006 physical therapy assistant professionals made a mean salary of $39,045 per year, and in 2010 they made $42,555 per year.

Salary percentiles for Physical therapy assistant professionals in California

10th percentile
$28,730
25th percentile
$35,700
50th percentile
$42,280
75th percentile
$49,420
90th percentile
$56,110

This represents a 8% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 95% pay differential between the highest paid physical therapy assistant professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of physical therapy assistant in California.

Average Salaries for Physical therapy assistant professionals and related professions in California

Physical Therapy
$84,600
Physical Therapy Assistant
$42,555
Sports Medicine
$54,392

In California, physical therapy assistant professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Physical Therapy Assistant programs available for each degree type for all schools in California

associate
7
bachelor
0
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
10
Total17

The number of students graduating from the 11 accredited physical therapy assistant schools in California is increasing. In 2006, 180 students graduated from physical therapy assistant courses in California. And in 2010, 310 students graduated.

This represents a 72% increase in the number of physical therapy assistant degree or certificate school graduates in California state. Most of these graduates, or 59%, earned an undergraduate certificate in physical therapy assistant.

Physical Therapy Assistant Faculty Salaries in California

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