Physical Therapy Assistant Schools Texas

Texas PTA Guide VideoIn order to become a Physical Therapy Assistant in Texas you must have graduated from an accredited Physical Therapy Assistants Program.

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.

School Area Status Next Visitation
School Area Status Next Visitation
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
Kilgore College Accreditation
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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 LocationFind Out More
Amarillo CollegeAmarillo, TXLearn More
Austin Community CollegeAustin, TXLearn More
Blinn CollegeBryan, TXLearn More
Brightwood CollegeDallas, TXLearn More
Community College of the Air ForceHouston, TXLearn More
Concorde Career College - DallasDallas, TXLearn More
Concorde Career College - San AntonioSan Antonio, TXLearn More
Del Mar CollegeCorpus Christi, TXLearn More
El Paso Community CollegeEl Paso, TXLearn More
Houston Community College SystemHouston, TXLearn More
Kilgore CollegeKilgore, TXLearn More
Laredo Community CollegeLaredo, TXLearn More
Lone Star College - MontgomeryConroe, TXLearn More
McLennan Community CollegeWaco, TXLearn More
Northeast Texas Community CollegeMount Pleasant, TXLearn More
Odessa CollegeOdessa, TXLearn More
Pima Medical Institute - Houston CampusHouston, TXLearn More
San Jacinto College SouthHouston, TXLearn More
South Plains CollegeLevelland, TXLearn More
South Texas CollegeMcAllen, TXLearn More
South University - AustinRound Rock, TXLearn More
St Philip's CollegeSan Antonio, TXLearn More]
Tarrant County CollegeFort Worth, TXLearn More
The Victoria CollegeVictoria, TXLearn More
Weatherford CollegeWeatherford, TXLearn More
Western Technical CollegeEl Paso, TXLearn 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;

AreaNumber EmployedSalary
Amarillo, TX70$58,300.00
Austin-Round Rock, TX370$63,430.00
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX50$66,560.00
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX40$90,300.00
College Station-Bryan, TX50$71,390.00
Corpus Christi, TX140$75,910.00
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX1,850$78,200.00
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division1,460$80,300.00
El Paso, TX320$77,230.00
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division390$70,380.00
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX910$64,740.00
Killeen-Temple, TX80$64,470.00
Laredo, TX80$69,300.00
Longview, TX70$71,630.00
Lubbock, TX80$66,510.00
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX200$69,240.00
Midland, TXnot known$53,400.00
Odessa, TX30$60,700.00
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX770$72,400.00
Sherman-Denison, TX30$65,600.00
Tyler, TX170$77,970.00
Victoria, TX60$67,640.00
Waco, TX60$71,760.00
Wichita Falls, TX90$70,020.00
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area100$57,630.00
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area190$67,420.00
Big Thicket Region of Texas nonmetropolitan areanot known$111,190.00
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area80$66,650.00
Border Region of Texas nonmetropolitan areanot known$108,500.00
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area130$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;

CareerNumber EmployedSalary
Physical Therapist Assistants6,270$72,820.00
Home Health Aides62,930$19,950.00
Nursing Assistants82,660$24,550.00
Occupational Therapy Assistants3,840$71,100.00
Massage Therapists5,270$38,770.00
Medical Assistants57,180$29,180.00

In Conclusion

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 🙂

Marie Reynolds

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