Physical Therapy Assistant Schools In New Jersey

There are 3 accredited physical therapy assistant schools in New Jersey 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 New Jersey, which encompasses physical therapy assistant training at the physical therapy assistant associates degree level.


Schools

  1. Essex County College

    303 University Ave, Newark, New Jersey 07102

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  2. Mercer County Community College

    1200 Old Trenton Rd, West Windsor, New Jersey 08550-3407

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  3. Union County College

    1033 Springfield Ave, Cranford, New Jersey 07016-1599

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

New Jersey Vs. National Physical Therapy Assistant Employment

New Jersey 3,970
National 111,860

Of all of the physical therapy assistant professionals that work in the US, approximately 4% work in New Jersey state.

Employment Growth for Physical therapy assistant professionals In New Jersey

3,360 3,400 3,310 3,510 3,970
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In New Jersey, the field of physical therapy assistant is growing. In New Jersey, 610 more physical therapy assistant professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 18% growth in the field. This is faster than the trend for physical therapy assistant professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of physical therapy assistant professionals has grown by 7% between 2006 and 2010.

Physical Therapy Assistant VS. All Professions salaries in New Jersey

$31,375 $32,715 $35,535 $38,780 $39,390
$50,031 $52,191 $53,328 $54,026 $55,877
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to physical therapy assistant professionals are growing in New Jersey. Physical therapy assistant professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $31,375 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $39,390 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Physical therapy assistant professionals in New Jersey

10th percentile
$28,710
25th percentile
$33,760
50th percentile
$39,265
75th percentile
$45,825
90th percentile
$52,060

Thus, physical therapy assistant professionals' salaries grew by 20% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 81% 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 New Jersey.

Average Salaries for Physical therapy assistant professionals and related professions in New Jersey

Physical Therapy
$87,270
Physical Therapy Assistant
$39,390
Sports Medicine
$53,685

In New Jersey, 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 New Jersey

associate
3
bachelor
0
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
0
Total3

The number of students graduating from the 3 accredited physical therapy assistant schools in New Jersey is decreasing. In 2006, 53 students graduated from physical therapy assistant courses in New Jersey. And in 2010, 27 students graduated.

Thus there was a 49% percent decrease in the number of physical therapy assistant school degree or certificate graduates in New Jersey. Most of these graduates, or 100%, earned an associate's degree in physical therapy assistant.

Physical Therapy Assistant Faculty Salaries in New Jersey

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