In order to become a PTA in Arizona you must have graduated from an accredited Physical Therapy Assistant Program.
Listed below are some of the top Accredited Physical Therapy Assistant Schools in Arizona.
Accredited PTA Schools in Arizona
|Franklin Pierce University||Franklin Pierce||Accreditation||Spring 2016|
|Midwestern University||Glendale||Accreditation||Fall 2017|
|Northern Arizona University||Northern Arizona||Accreditation||Fall 2019|
If a career as a Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) strongly appeals to you then there could be no better time to pursue your dreams. The demand for and remuneration of Physical Therapy Assistants has been steadily on the increase over the last decade. Employment of Physical Therapy Assistants is projected to grow by a massive 30% over the coming years with a projected additional 25,000 jobs being created between 2016 and 2024.
Choosing a PTA Program in Arizona
Important points to consider when selecting a PTA School include;
- Is the School Accredited?
- How long does the program last?
- Class structure – how much of the course will be classroom based, lab based and field based and how does this fit with your expectations?
- Does the School have good lab facilities and other resources to support your studies?
- What percentage of graduates are successful in securing their PTA license?
- Does the School offer any financial assistance?
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Physical Therapy Assistant Salary Arizona
|Average PTA salary||$44,160|
|90th Percentile of Earners||$70,490|
|10th Percentile of Earners||$22,640|
The average PTA salary in Arizona is $44,160 which is over 20% less than the national average. Texas is the highest paying State for Physical Therapist Assistants in the USA. In 2015 there where 1,420 persons employed as a Physical Therapy Assistant in the State.
The table below illustrates key employment and salary data for PTA’s in the main metro and city areas in Arizona;
|Area||Number Employed||Hourly Wage||Annual Salary|
|Arizona nonmetropolitan area||40||$21.19||$44,080.00|
|Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ||30||$21.06||$43,800.00|
Arizona PTA License Requirements
Once you have graduated from an accredited program it is required by Arizona law that you obtain a license to work as a Physical Therapist Assistant in the State.The Arizona State Board of Physical Therapy regulates the licensing of Physical Therapist Assistants in Arizona. You can contact the Board directly using the contact details below:Address: 4205 North 7th Avenue, Suite 208, Phoenix, AZ 85013
Phone: (602) 274-0236
Website:https://ptboard.az.gov/Watch the video below for more information on becoming a PTA in Arizona.
Related Healthcare Careers in Arizona
Physical Therapy Assistants fair very well by comparison to similar careers such as Occupational Therapy Assistants, Massage Therapists and Home Health Aides in terms of average salary, from entry level to well experienced – achieving one of the highest average salary levels.Additionally in terms of employment figures and growth it has been flagged as one of the top 5 fastest growing careers in healthcare by the Bureau For Labor Statistics (BLS).
The table below illustrates key data for similar healthcare careers in Arizona;
|Occupational Therapy Assistants||400||$58,770.00|
|Home Health Aides||13420||$23,240.00|
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