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Physical Therapy Assistant Schools in California

There are nine schools in the state of California offering physical therapy assistant programs. 310 students graduated from programs at California physical therapy assistant schools in 2010. 189 of all these students graduated with certificates and 121 students graduated with associates degrees.

Overview

On average, 292 students graduate from programs in this state in physical therapy every year. This accounts for 5% of physical therapy assistant students who schools in the United States graduate. More specifically, 189 students graduated with certificates in physical therapy and 121 with an associate's level degree.

Nine physical therapy assistant schools are in California. Out of these, while four schools are private, five schools are public. While tuition at a private physical therapy assistant school is $15,157, public physical therapy assistant school tuition varies from $644 to $780.

Average tuition for programs in physical therapy is $1,337. While the lowest tuition in this state, which is $644 per year, is at San Diego Mesa College, the highest tuition for physical therapy assistant programs, which is $15,157 every year, is at ICDC College.

California physical therapy assistant schools offer certificates and associates degrees.

Physical Therapy Assistant Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

On average, 292 students graduate from programs in this state in physical therapy every year. This accounts for 5% of physical therapy assistant students who schools in the United States graduate. More specifically, 189 students graduated with certificates in physical therapy and 121 with an associate's level degree.

Physical Therapy Assistant Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 121
  • Certificate 2007: 123
  • Certificate 2008: 137
  • Certificate 2009: 114
  • Certificate 2010: 189
  • Associate 2006: 46
  • Associate 2007: 92
  • Associate 2008: 138
  • Associate 2009: 133
  • Associate 2010: 121

Physical Therapy Assistant Program Availability in California

Schools in this state offer a total of 13 physical therapy assistant programs. Of these programs, close to 61.5% are certificate level programs. The remaining programs are degrees at the associates level.

Physical Therapy Assistant Program Availability in California

  • Certificate: 8
  • Associate: 5

Career Trends

Physical Therapist Assistants — Salary by Percentile

Physical Therapist Assistants — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 38750
  • 25th Percentile: 50000
  • Median: 58460
  • 75th Percentile: 67100
  • 90th Percentile: 74580

Physical Therapist Aides — Salary by Percentile

Physical Therapist Aides — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 18710
  • 25th Percentile: 21400
  • Median: 26100
  • 75th Percentile: 31740
  • 90th Percentile: 37640

Career Trends

Physical Therapist Assistants — Employment Trend

Physical Therapist Assistants — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 52460
  • Median Salary 2007: 55010
  • Median Salary 2008: 56690
  • Median Salary 2009: 57540
  • Median Salary 2010: 58460
  • Total Employed 2006: 3540
  • Total Employed 2007: 3560
  • Total Employed 2008: 3920
  • Total Employed 2009: 4220
  • Total Employed 2010: 4460

Physical Therapist Aides — Employment Trend

Physical Therapist Aides — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 24980
  • Median Salary 2007: 25070
  • Median Salary 2008: 25490
  • Median Salary 2009: 25930
  • Median Salary 2010: 26100
  • Total Employed 2006: 5030
  • Total Employed 2007: 4600
  • Total Employed 2008: 5120
  • Total Employed 2009: 5890
  • Total Employed 2010: 6080

California vs National Physical Therapy Assistant Employment

California vs National Physical Therapy Assistant Employment

  • Employed in California: 9.422% (10540)

Physical Therapy Assistant Schools in California

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1. Pacific College

3160 Red Hill Ave
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 662-4402

Founded in 1993, Pacific College is a for-profit 2-year institution. This school, which is near the center of the city, is in Costa Mesa, CA. It offers five certificates and three degrees at the associates level to students. In 2010, 244 students sought degrees from the five programs at this school. It offers subjects including nursing and practical nursing. It is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges.

2. The Adelante Career Institute

14547 Titus- Suite 100
Van Nuys, CA 91402
(818) 908-9912

The Adelante Career Institute, which is near the center of the city, is in Van Nuys, CA and it offers one physical therapy assistant program. This vocational school is a for-profit institution. It is the tenth oldest institution in the state of California offering physical therapy assistant programs.

3. Ohlone Community College

43600 Mission Blvd
Fremont, CA 94539-0390
(510) 659-6000

Ohlone Community College, which is near Fremont, is in a rural area. It offers two programs in physical therapy. Of those, it offers one certificate in physical therapy to students and one associate's level degree in physical therapy. It is one of 98 community colleges in California. In terms of programs, this college is the third largest institution in the state of California offering physical therapy.

4. The American College of Healthcare

11801 Pierce St.- Suite 100
Riverside, CA 92505
(951) 729-5320

The American College of Healthcare, which is 6.7 miles from the center of the city, is in Riverside, CA and it offers one program in physical therapy. This school is one of 242 vocational schools in California. It is the seventh oldest institution in the state of California offering physical therapy assistant programs.

5. Ventura Adult and Continuing Education

5200 Valentine Rd
Ventura, CA 93003-0000
(805) 289-1744x1108

Ventura Adult and Continuing Education, which is very close to Ventura, California, is in a rural area and it offers one program in physical therapy. Overall, 138 students pursue degrees in 24 programs at this school. This vocational school is the tenth biggest institution in the state of California offering physical therapy in terms of programs.

6. ICDC College

5422 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(310) 482-6996

ICDC College offers one program in physical therapy and this school, which is near the center of the city, is in Los Angeles, CA. This school is the sixth biggest institution in the state of California offering physical therapy.

7. Loma Linda University

Loma Linda University
Loma Linda, CA 92350
(909) 558-1000

Loma Linda University is located in the suburbs of Loma Linda, California and LLU offers one physical therapy assistant program. LLU is a 4-year institution. This school ranks sixth in terms of enrollment in the state of California.

8. Sacramento City College

3835 Freeport Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95822-1386
(916) 558-2111

Sacramento City College offers two programs in physical therapy. Specifically, this college offers students one physical therapy assistant certificate and one degree at the associate's level in physical therapy. This college is near the center of the city. Overall, 25,039 students seek degrees in 145 programs at this big college. This college is the second oldest institution in the state of California offering physical therapy assistant programs.

9. San Diego Mesa College

7250 Mesa College Dr
San Diego, CA 92111-4998
(619) 388-2604

San Diego Mesa College is 6.2 miles from the heart of downtown. It offers two programs in physical therapy. Out of those, it offers one certificate in physical therapy to students and one associate's level degree in physical therapy. 25,972 students seek degrees in 145 programs at this college, overall. This college is the fifth oldest institution in the state of California offering physical therapy assistant programs.

10. Cerritos College

11110 Alondra Blvd
Norwalk, CA 90650-6298
(562) 860-2451

Cerritos College is in the suburbs of Norwalk, California. It offers two physical therapy assistant programs. Of those, this community college offers students one physical therapy assistant certificate and one associate's level physical therapy degree. 22,142 students seek degrees in 206 Cerritos College programs, overall. In terms of enrollment, this big college ranks third in the state of California.

11. The College of the Sequoias

915 S Mooney Blvd
Visalia, CA 93277-2214
(559) 730-3700

Founded in 1925, the College of the Sequoias is a public 2-year institution. This college, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Visalia, CA. It offers 66 certificates and 60 degrees at the associates level to students. 13,470 students pursued degrees from the 66 programs at this community college in 2010. This college offers subjects such as forensic nursing, allied health, and biology. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges accredits this college. This public college is one of 98 community colleges in California.