Physical Therapy Assistant Schools Missouri

Top Missouri Schools for PTA Training

In order to become a PTA in Missouri you must have graduated from an accredited Physical Therapy Assistant School. An accredited PTA School has been approved by CAPTE for both the quality of the course and the quality of the examinations and graduates produced.

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

School Area Status Next Visitation
School Area Status Next Visitation
Maryville University of Saint Louis St Louis Accreditation Fall 2025
Missouri State University Springfield Accreditation Spring 2018
Rockhurst University Kansas City Accreditation Fall 2025
Saint Louis University St Louis Accreditation Fall 2017
Southwest Baptist University University Avenue Accreditation Spring 2023
University of Missouri Lewis Hall Columbia Accreditation Fall 2021
Washington University in St Louis Forest Park Blvd Accreditation Spring 2018

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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?

Missouri PTA License Requirements

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

The Advisory Commission for Professional PTs and PTAs regulates the licensing of Physical Therapist Assistants in Missouri. You can contact the Board directly using the contact details below:

Address: P.O. Box 4, Jefferson, MO 65102
Phone: (573) 751-0098

Physical Therapy Assistant Salary Missouri

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The average PTA salary in Missouri is $50,220. This represents an hourly wage of $24.15 and is nearly 9% less than the national average. Texas is the highest paying State for Physical Therapist Assistants in the USA.

In 2015 there where 2,030 persons employed as a Physical Therapy Assistant in Missouri .

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 in Missouri

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 Missouri;

CareerNumber EmployedSalary
Physical Therapist Assistants2030$50,220.00
Home Health Aides9250$22,310.00
Nursing Assistants40630$23,880.00
Occupational Therapy Assistants1030$55,520.00
Massage Therapists1090$31,440.00
Medical Assistants9000$29,480.00



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