How to become a PTA in Kansas

Top Kansas Schools for PTA Training

In order to become a PTA in Kansas you must have graduated from an accredited PTA Program.

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

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University of Saint Mary Leavenworth Accreditation Fall 2019
Wichita State University Fairmount Accreditation Spring 2021

Please note: If you wish to view schools in another area, or if you do not see any results below, please use the search widget in the sidebar.

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?

Kansas PTA License Requirements

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

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

Address: Physical Therapy Council, 800 SW Jackson Lower Level – Suite A, Topeka, KS 66612
Phone: (785) 296-7413

Physical Therapy Assistant Salary in Kansas

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The average PTA salary in Kansas is $54,060 which is just over 2% less than the national average. This represents an hourly wage of $25.99. Texas is the highest paying State for Physical Therapist Assistants in the USA.

In 2015 there where 1,060 persons employed as a Physical Therapy Assistant in Kansas.

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

AreaNumber EmployedHourly WageSalary
Topeka, KS220$27.54$57,290.00
Wichita, KS90$27.61$57,420.00
Southwest Kansas nonmetropolitan area40$23.84$49,590.00
Northwest Kansas nonmetropolitan area100$22.73$47,280.00
Northeast Kansas nonmetropolitan area150$23.49$48,850.00

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 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 Kansas;

CareerNumber EmployedHourly WageSalary
Physical Therapist Assistants106025.9954060
Home Health Aides594011.1223130
Nursing Assistants2189011.5423990
Occupational Therapy Assistants44028.2858810
Massage Therapists51014.4330020
Medical Assistants466014.5330220



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