Top Iowa Schools for PTA Training
In order to become a PTA in Iowa you must have graduated from an accredited PTA School.
Listed below are some of the top PTA Schools and related programs near you.
|Clarke University||Dubuque||Accreditation||Spring 2024|
|Des Moines University - Osteopathic Medical Center||Des Moines||Accreditation||Fall 2016|
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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?
Iowa PTA License Requirements
Once you have graduated from an accredited program it is required by Iowa law that you obtain a license to work as a Physical Therapist Assistant in the State.
The Iowa Dept of Public Health regulates the licensing of Physical Therapist Assistants in Iowa. You can contact the Board directly using the contact details below:
Address: Lucas State Office Bldg., 321 E 12th Street, 5th Floor, Des Moines, IA 50319-0075
Phone: (515) 281-4413
Physical Therapy Assistant Salary in Iowa
The average PTA salary in Iowa is $45,970 which is nearly 17% less than the national average. The average hourly wage of is $22.10. PTA’s in Iowa earn Texas is the highest paying State for Physical Therapist Assistants in the USA.
In 2015 there where 930 persons employed as a Physical Therapy Assistant in Iowa.
The table below illustrates key employment and salary data for PTA’s in the main metro and city areas in the State;
|Area||Number Employed||Hourly Wage||Salary|
|Cedar Rapids, IA||100||$19.62||$40,820.00|
|Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL||130||$25.10||$52,210.00|
|Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA||160||$23.05||$47,940.00|
|Sioux City, IA-NE-SD||40||$22.11||$45,980.00|
|Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA||60||$22.68||$47,170.00|
|Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area||(8)-||$18.38||$38,240.00|
|Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area||90||$21.32||$44,340.00|
|Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area||80||$22.49||$46,770.00|
|Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area||120||$23.65||$49,180.00|
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Related Healthcare Careers in Iowa
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 Iowa;
|Career||Number Employed||Hourly Wage||Salary|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographers||690||$29.86||$62,110.00|
|Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics||2390||$15.94||$33,160.00|
|Veterinary Technologists and Technicians||740||$15.07||$31,350.00|
|Home Health Aides||5730||$11.50||$23,920.00|
|Occupational Therapy Assistants||400||$25.83||$53,720.00|
|Physical Therapist Assistants||930||$22.10||$45,970.00|
Iowa is a U.S. state in the Midwestern United States, bordered by the Mississippi River on the east and the Missouri River and the Big Sioux River on the west.
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