Physical Therapist Assistant Colorado

Top Colorado Schools for PTA Training

In order to become a PTA in Colorado you must have graduated from an accredited Physical Therapist Assistant School.

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

School Area Status Next Visitation
School Area Status Next Visitation
Regis University Regis Accreditation Fall 2020
University of Colorado Aurora Accreditation Spring 2020

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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?

Colorado PTA License Requirement

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

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

Address: 1560 Broadway, Suite 1350, Denver, CO 80202-5146
Phone: (303) 894-7800

Physical Therapy Assistant Salary in Colorado

Physical Therapy Assistant Programs Colorado

The average PTA salary in Colorado is $49,970 which is nearly 10% less than the national average. The average hourly wage is $24.02. Texas is the highest paying State for Physical Therapist Assistants in the USA.

In 2015 there where 1,040 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 Colorado;

Area# EmployedHourly WageSalary
Boulder, CO50$22.13$46,030.00
Colorado Springs, CO130$22.83$47,480.00
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO490$24.99$51,990.00
Fort Collins, CO30$21.40$44,520.00
Greeley, CO30$25.65$53,350.00
Pueblo, CO160$22.70$47,220.00
Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area50$26.65$55,420.00
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area60$19.68$40,940.00

Get Started Today!

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 Programs 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 Colorado;

CareerNumber EmployedHourly WageSalary
Physical Therapist Assistants1040$24.02$49,970.00
Home Health Aides12210$12.59$26,190.00
Nursing Assistants18940$14.12$29,380.00
Occupational Therapy Assistants570$24.07$50,060.00
Massage Therapists4510$21.19$44,080.00
Medical Assistants9210$16.02$33,330.00



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