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.
|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
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 .
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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;
|Physical Therapist Assistants||2030||$50,220.00|
|Home Health Aides||9250||$22,310.00|
|Occupational Therapy Assistants||1030||$55,520.00|
Missouri is a state in the Midwestern United States. With over six million residents, it is the 18th-most populous state of the Union.
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