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Physical Therapy Assistant Schools In Arkansas

In Arkansas, there are 4 accredited schools where physical therapy assistant classes faculty 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 Arkansas, which includes physical therapy assistant training at the physical therapy assistant associates degree level.


  1. Arkansas State University-Main Campus

    2105 E. Aggie Road, Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Arkansas Tech University

    Administration Bldg 200; 1509 N Boulder Ave, Russellville, Arkansas 72801-2222

    NR U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. South Arkansas Community College

    300 S West Ave, El Dorado, Arkansas 71731-7010

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. NorthWest Arkansas Community College

    One College Dr, Bentonville, Arkansas 72712-5091

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Arkansas Vs. National Physical Therapy Assistant Employment

Arkansas 1,090
National 111,860

Of all of the physical therapy assistant professionals in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of Arkansas.

Employment Growth for Physical therapy assistant professionals In Arkansas

850 840 1,090 1,050 1,090
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of physical therapy assistant professionals is growing in Arkansas. In Arkansas, 240 more physical therapy assistant professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Arkansas, this field has grown by 28% in four years. 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 Arkansas

$28,440 $31,650 $31,775 $33,270 $33,515
$36,627 $39,363 $40,932 $42,668 $43,359
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 Arkansas. In 2006 physical therapy assistant professionals made a mean salary of $28,440 per year, and in 2010 they made $33,515 per year.

Salary percentiles for Physical therapy assistant professionals in Arkansas

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This represents a 15% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of physical therapy assistant, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid physical therapy assistant professionals earning 134% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Arkansas state.

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

Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy Assistant
Sports Medicine

In Arkansas, 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 Arkansas


The number of students graduating from the 4 accredited physical therapy assistant schools in Arkansas is increasing. In 2006 there were 43 physical therapy assistant graduates from physical therapy assistant courses in Arkansas and in 2010 there were 77 graduates.

Thus there was a 79% percent increase in the number of physical therapy assistant school degree or certificate graduates in Arkansas. 100% of these graduates received an associate's degree in physical therapy assistant.

Physical Therapy Assistant Faculty Salaries in Arkansas

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