Physical Therapy Assistant Schools South Dakota

Top South Dakota Schools for PTA Training

In order to become a PTA in South Dakota you must have graduated from an accredited PTA Program.
Listed below are some of the top PTA Schools and related programs near you.

School Area Status Next Visitation
University of South Dakota Vermillion Accreditation Fall 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?

South Dakota PTA License Requirements

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

The SD State Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners regulates the licensing of Physical Therapist Assistants in South Dakota. You can contact the Board directly using the contact details below:

Address: 101 N. Main Avenue, Suite 301, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Phone: (605) 367-7781

Physical Therapy Assistant Salary in South Dakota

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The average PTA salary in South Dakota is $34,990.  In fact PTA’s in South Dakota earn the least of all States in the USA at almost 37% below the national average. Texas is the highest paying State for Physical Therapist Assistants.

In 2015 there where 250 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 the State;

AreaNumber EmployedSalary
Rapid City, SD40$35,400.00
Sioux Falls, SD90$35,550.00
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area90$33,620.00

Get Started Today!

Take the first important steps towards your new career by reaching out to PTA Schools in South Dakota and nearby areas today. Simply enter your details in the box below to receive information on the best PTA Schools or related programs.  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 South Dakota;

CareerNumber EmployedSalary
Physical Therapist Assistants250$34,990.00
Home Health Aides780$26,500.00
Nursing Assistants6,200$24,290.00
Occupational Therapy Assistants60$37,080.00
Massage Therapists80$34,700.00
Medical Assistants1,030$28,550.00


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