An accredited PTA Program is one which has been approved by CAPTE for both the quality of the training, the quality of the examinations and the quality of the graduates.
Accredited PTA Schools in Texas
Listed below are the top Accredited Physical Therapist Assistant Schools in Texas.
|Amarillo College||Amarillo||Accreditation||Spring 2016|
|Austin Community College||Austin||Accreditation||Spring 2018|
|Blinn College||Bryan||Accreditation||Spring 2024|
|Community College of the Air Force||Houston||Accreditation||Spring 2017|
|Del Mar College||Corpus Christi||Accreditation||Fall 2025|
|El Paso Community College||El Paso||Accreditation||Fall 2016|
|Houston Community College System||Houston||Accreditation||Fall 2018|
|Request Information||Kilgore||Accreditation||Fall 2020|
|Laredo Community College||Laredo||Accreditation||Fall 2020|
|Lone Star College - Montgomery||Conroe||Accreditation||Fall 2023|
|McLennan Community College||Waco||Accreditation||Fall 2019|
|Northeast Texas Community College||Mount Pleasant||Accreditation||Spring 2022|
|Odessa College||Odessa||Accreditation||Fall 2025|
|Pima Medical Institute - Houston Campus||Houston||Accreditation||Fall 2018|
|San Jacinto College South||Houston||Accreditation||Fall 2022|
|South Plains College||Levelland||Accreditation||Fall 2025|
|South Texas College||McAllen||Accreditation||Spring 2025|
|St Philip's College||San Antonio||Accreditation||Fall 2018|
|Tarrant County College||Fort Worth||Accreditation||Spring 2016|
|The Victoria College||Victoria||Accreditation||Fall 2016|
|Weatherford College||Weatherford||Accreditation||Fall 2019|
|Western Technical College||El Paso||Accreditation||Fall 2023|
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|Location||Find Out More|
|Amarillo College||Amarillo, TX||Learn More|
|Austin Community College||Austin, TX||Learn More|
|Blinn College||Bryan, TX||Learn More|
|Brightwood College||Dallas, TX||Learn More|
|Community College of the Air Force||Houston, TX||Learn More|
|Concorde Career College - Dallas||Dallas, TX||Learn More|
|Concorde Career College - San Antonio||San Antonio, TX||Learn More|
|Del Mar College||Corpus Christi, TX||Learn More|
|El Paso Community College||El Paso, TX||Learn More|
|Houston Community College System||Houston, TX||Learn More|
|Kilgore College||Kilgore, TX||Learn More|
|Laredo Community College||Laredo, TX||Learn More|
|Lone Star College - Montgomery||Conroe, TX||Learn More|
|McLennan Community College||Waco, TX||Learn More|
|Northeast Texas Community College||Mount Pleasant, TX||Learn More|
|Odessa College||Odessa, TX||Learn More|
|Pima Medical Institute - Houston Campus||Houston, TX||Learn More|
|San Jacinto College South||Houston, TX||Learn More|
|South Plains College||Levelland, TX||Learn More|
|South Texas College||McAllen, TX||Learn More|
|South University - Austin||Round Rock, TX||Learn More|
|St Philip's College||San Antonio, TX||Learn More]|
|Tarrant County College||Fort Worth, TX||Learn More|
|The Victoria College||Victoria, TX||Learn More|
|Weatherford College||Weatherford, TX||Learn More|
|Western Technical College||El Paso, TX||Learn More|
If a career as a Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) in Texas 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.
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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 and programs 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 or University fully accredited?
- How long does the program last?
- How much of the course will be classroom based, lab based and field based and how does this fit with your expectations?
- What level of study does the School offer – certificate, diploma, degree etc and how does this fit with your education and career goals?
- 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?
Texas PTA License Requirements
Once you have graduated from an accredited program it is required by Texas law that you obtain a license to work as a Physical Therapist Assistant in the State.
See more information on becoming a PTA.
The Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners regulates the licensing of Physical Therapist Assistants in Texas. You can contact the Board directly using the contact details below:
Address: 333 Guadalupe, Suite 2-510, Austin, TX 78701-3942
Phone: (512) 305-6900
Physical Therapy Assistant Salary Texas
The average PTA salary in Texas is approximately $73,000. This represents an hourly wage of over $35.00. In fact Texas is the highest paying State for Physical Therapist Assistants in the USA. PTA’s in Texas earn approximately 32% more on average than those in other States.
In 2015 there where 6,270 persons employed as a Physical Therapy Assistant in Texas.
The table below offers key employment and salary data for PTA’s in the main metro and city areas in the State;
|Austin-Round Rock, TX||370||$63,430.00|
|Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX||50||$66,560.00|
|College Station-Bryan, TX||50||$71,390.00|
|Corpus Christi, TX||140||$75,910.00|
|Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX||1,850||$78,200.00|
|Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division||1,460||$80,300.00|
|El Paso, TX||320||$77,230.00|
|Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division||390||$70,380.00|
|Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX||910||$64,740.00|
|Midland, TX||not known||$53,400.00|
|San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX||770||$72,400.00|
|Wichita Falls, TX||90||$70,020.00|
|West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area||100||$57,630.00|
|North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area||190||$67,420.00|
|Big Thicket Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area||not known||$111,190.00|
|Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area||80||$66,650.00|
|Border Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area||not known||$108,500.00|
|Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area||130||$87,260.00|
Get Started Today!
Take the first important steps towards your new career by reaching out to PTA Schools and Colleges in Texas 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 Texas;
|Physical Therapist Assistants||6,270||$72,820.00|
|Home Health Aides||62,930||$19,950.00|
|Occupational Therapy Assistants||3,840||$71,100.00|
Physical Therapist Assistant is a good career choice in Texas. There is a wide range of accredited schools to select from throughout the State. And considering that PTA’s in Texas than any other State in the US, there could be no better place to train and work.
We give this career option 4 stars for Texas 🙂
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