Find a Physical Therapist Assistant School in Arkansas

Top Arkansas Schools for PTA Training

In order to become a PTA in Arkansas you must have graduated from an accredited Physical Therapy Assistant Program.

Listed below are some of the top PTA Schools and related programs near you.

School Area Status Next Visitation
School Area Status Next Visitation
Arkansas State University Arkansas Accreditation Fall 2022
Harding University Harding Accreditation Fall 2018
University of Central Arkansas Central Arkansas Accreditation Fall 2024

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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.

Selecting a Physical Therapy Assistant Program

Take the first step and request information from Schools in your preferred area. Simply enter your preferences and contact information in the search box to the right or select from the Schools presented above to receive program and admissions information. It’s fast and easy!

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?

Arkansas PTA Licensing Requirements

Once you have graduated from an accredited program it is required by Arkansas law that you obtain a license to work as a Physical Therapist Assistant in Arkansas.

The Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy regulates the licensing of Physical Therapist Assistants in Arkansas. You can contact the Board directly using the contact details below:

Address: 9 Shackleford Plaza Suite 3, Little Rock, AR 72211
Phone: (501) 228-7100

Watch the video below for more information on becoming a PTA in Arkansas;

Physical Therapy Assistant Salary Arkansas

The average Physical Therapy Assistant salary in Arkansas is $52,030 which is almost 6% less than the national average.  The average hourly wage is $25.02. In 2015 there where 990 persons employed as a Physical Therapy Assistant in the State.

Texas is the highest paying State for Physical Therapist Assistants in the USA.

The table below illustrates key employment and salary data for PTA’s in the main metro and city areas in Arkansas;

AreaNumber EmployedHourly WageSalary
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area60$30.77$64,010.00
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR300$27.12$56,410.00
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO110$26.41$54,930.00
Fort Smith, AR-OK90$25.95$53,980.00
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area100$23.54$48,970.00
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area70$23.26$48,390.00
North Arkansas nonmetropolitan area80$22.53$46,870.00
Jonesboro, AR140$21.94$45,640.00

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Take the first steps towards your new career and reach out to Physical Therapy Assistant Schools in your preferred area today. Simply enter your details in the box below to receive information on the best PTA Schools in your area. It’s fast and it’s free!

Related Healthcare Careers

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 Arkansas;

CareerNumber EmployedHourly WageSalary
Home Health Aides7040$9.05$18,830.00
Nursing Assistants17950$10.61$22,070.00
Occupational Therapy Assistants200$31.41$65,340.00
Massage Therapists260$18.65$38,790.00
Medical Assistants2900$13.82$28,750.00



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