Physical Therapy Assistant Schools In South Dakota

South Dakota has is only one accredited physical therapy assistant school where physical therapy assistant faculty who teach physical therapy assistant classes can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the physical therapy assistant academic community in South Dakota, and the future trends in physical therapy assistant training at the physical therapy assistant associates degree level.


Schools

  1. Lake Area Technical Institute

    230 11th St NE, Watertown, South Dakota 57201-0730

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

South Dakota Vs. National Physical Therapy Assistant Employment

South Dakota 340
National 111,860

Of all of the physical therapy assistant professionals in the country, nearly 0% are in the state of South Dakota.

Employment Growth for Physical therapy assistant professionals In South Dakota

340 290 350 360 340
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of physical therapy assistant professionals is shrinking in South Dakota. Thus, the field of physical therapy assistant has shrunk by 0% in South Dakota. This decline is slower than the national trend for physical therapy assistant professionals which shows a 7% increase in the number of physical therapy assistant professionals working around the nation.

Physical Therapy Assistant VS. All Professions salaries in South Dakota

$25,215 $27,285 $27,485 $28,240 $27,955
$38,163 $39,417 $40,567 $40,767 $40,691
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by physical therapy assistant professionals is increasing in South Dakota. Physical therapy assistant professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $25,215 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $27,955 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Physical therapy assistant professionals in South Dakota

10th percentile
$22,165
25th percentile
$24,575
50th percentile
$27,610
75th percentile
$31,010
90th percentile
$35,110

This represents a growth in salaries of 10%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In South Dakota state, within the field of physical therapy assistant, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid physical therapy assistant professionals earn 58% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Physical therapy assistant professionals and related professions in South Dakota

Physical Therapy
$67,860
Physical Therapy Assistant
$27,955
Sports Medicine
$40,415

In South Dakota, 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 South Dakota

associate
1
bachelor
0
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
0
Total1

The number of students graduating from the only accredited physical therapy assistant school in South Dakota is increasing. In South Dakota, there were 11 graduates in 2006. And there were 21 graduates from physical therapy assistant courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 91% percent increase in the number of physical therapy assistant school degree or certificate graduates in South Dakota. A majority of these graduates, or 100%, graduated with an associate's degree in physical therapy assistant.

Physical Therapy Assistant Faculty Salaries in South Dakota

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