Physical Therapy Assistant Schools In Washington State

Washington State has 5 accredited physical therapy assistant schools where physical therapy assistant faculty who teach physical therapy assistant classes can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of physical therapy assistant and physical therapy assistant training in Washington State, which includes physical therapy assistant training at the physical therapy assistant associates degree level.


Schools

  1. Green River Community College

    12401 SE 320th St, Auburn, Washington 98092-3622

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  2. Olympic College

    1600 Chester Ave, Bremerton, Washington 98337-1699

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  3. Spokane Falls Community College

    3410 W Fort George Wright Dr, Spokane, Washington 99224-5288

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  4. Whatcom Community College

    237 W Kellogg Rd, Bellingham, Washington 98226

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  5. Pima Medical Institute in Seattle

    9709 Third Ave NE Suite 400, Seattle, Washington 98115

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Statistics

Professional Trends

Washington State Vs. National Physical Therapy Assistant Employment

Washington State 2,300
National 111,860

Of all of the physical therapy assistant professionals in the country, nearly 2% are in the state of Washington State.

Employment Growth for Physical therapy assistant professionals In Washington State

2,150 2,130 2,190 2,110 2,300
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Washington State, the field of physical therapy assistant is growing. In Washington State, 150 more physical therapy assistant professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 7% growth in the field. This growth is slower 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 Washington State

$33,325 $35,290 $36,160 $37,235 $37,585
$48,545 $50,054 $51,159 $52,682 $54,489
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 Washington State. The mean salary for physical therapy assistant professionals in 2006 was $33,325 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $37,585 per year.

Salary percentiles for Physical therapy assistant professionals in Washington State

10th percentile
$27,595
25th percentile
$32,170
50th percentile
$37,415
75th percentile
$42,780
90th percentile
$48,340

Thus, physical therapy assistant professionals' salaries grew by 11% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 75% 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 Washington State.

Average Salaries for Physical therapy assistant professionals and related professions in Washington State

Physical Therapy
$75,180
Physical Therapy Assistant
$37,585
Sports Medicine
$48,320

In Washington State, 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 Washington State

associate
5
bachelor
0
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
0
Total5

As the number of physical therapy assistant professionals is increasing in Washington State state, the number of students graduating from the 5 accredited physical therapy assistant schools in Washington State state is also increasing. In Washington State, there were 49 graduates in 2006. And there were 144 graduates from physical therapy assistant courses in 2010.

This represents a 194% increase in the number of physical therapy assistant degree or certificate school graduates in Washington State state. 100% of these graduates received an associate's degree in physical therapy assistant.

Physical Therapy Assistant Faculty Salaries in Washington State

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