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Fast Facts for Physical Therapist Assistants in Texas

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Laredo, Victoria and Tyler
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Austin, Dallas and Houston
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Houston, Dallas and San Antonio

Salaries for Physical Therapist Assistants in Texas

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: McAllen, Corpus Christi and Texarkana

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Programs
  • Physical Therapy Technician Certificate
  • Students participate in an externship program with partnered organizations, where they can get real-world experience.
  • Designated as a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media, and offers a 20% military discount for students who qualify.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
  • 6 campuses located in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio, Texas, with online programs available in Arizona, Florida, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia.
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Fort Worth
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Programs
  • Rehabilitation Sciences (Master of Science) - Online
  • Rehabilitation Sciences (Certificate) - Online
  • For the 12th consecutive year, Cal U was named one for the best schools in the Northeast by The Princeton Review 
  • Recognized by the U.S. News and World Report for: Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s 2017, Best Online Programs, Grad Education 2017 and Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s for Veterans 2017
  • Quality Online courses at Cal U have the same objectives, content and learning outcomes as campus-based programs and are taught by the same expert professors.
  • Offers private school amenities at a public school cost. Student-to-teacher ratio of 20:1
  • CAL U online programs complete an annual assessment of student learning to ensure outcomes are focused on your success in career entry, advancement or enhancement!
Programs
  • AS-Respiratory Care

The goal of Virginia College lies in its responsibility to its students, the technical and business communities, and the general citizenry. We have a long history of offering new direction to students.

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Austin
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Programs
  • Massage Therapy
  • Offers career programs in accounting, cosmetology, massage therapy, physical fitness training, and more.
  • Provides hands-on training led by instructors who have relevant, on-the-job experience.
  • Each campus features a public salon and spa for student practice.
  • Campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET) and Council on Occupational Education (COE).
  • 11 campuses across California, Texas, Nevada and Idaho, as well as 8 additional Milan Institute of Cosmetology campuses.
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San Antonio
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Programs
  • Professional Massage Therapy Program

• Offers day and evening classes for flexible scheduling options.
• Features a public massage clinic where students can get real-world experience.
• Career placement assistance is provided for all students and graduates.
• 3 campuses located in Dallas, Arlington, and Houston, Texas.

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Arlington
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Programs
  • Professional Massage Therapy
  • Offers several program options in healthcare and wellness, skilled trades, and business.
  • Provides career assistance services including resume and cover letter writing, interview prep, and professional partnerships with regional employers for employment opportunities.
  • Classes start every month.
  • Accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE), and the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) for the San Antonio branch.
  • 5 campuses in Brownsville, Corpus Christi, McAllen, San Antonio, and Weslaco.
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McAllen
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Programs
  • MS in Psychology - Addictions
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Lets undergrad students try classes before paying any tuition.
  • Has an average class sizes of 18 for undergraduate and 13 for graduate-level courses.
  • Offers numerous scholarship opportunities that can help students save up to $750 per term on their tuition.
  • Tends to educate degree-seeking online and campus-based students who are adult learners with families and students who work while pursuing higher education.
Programs
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MA)
  • Began in 1899 as Draughon’s Practical Business College.
  • Features campuses that are heavily engaged in their respective communities, providing professional service from students and faculty.
  • Offers financial aid, scholarships, and counseling for both active and post-duty military students.
  • Has 15 campuses across the United States, as well as 4 art institutes in North Carolina and Texas.
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Programs
  • M.S. in Mental Health and Wellness with Emphasis in Grief and Bereavement
  • M.S. in Mental Health and Wellness with an Emphasis in Christian Ministry
  • M.S. in Mental Health and Wellness with an Emphasis in Family Dynamics
  • Why Earn Your Degree from GCU?
  • Options: Choose from a variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Business, Nursing, Psychology, Education & more!
  • Convenience: Complete courses online, on campus, or a combination of both!
  • Earlier Graduation: Our 4-credit courses allow you to complete your degree program in less time.
  • Transfer Friendly: We will request your transcripts, evaluate your graduate coursework, and determine your anticipated graduation date within 24 hours.
  • Quality: Grand Canyon University was founded in 1949 and is regionally accredited. Learn more today!
Programs
  • Bachelor of Arts in Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Ranked among the 2015 Best National Universities by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Designated as a Military Friendly School every year since 2012 by Victory Media.
  • Offers credit for prior learning and experience through assessment tests.
  • Provides a short term Leadership Certification program in partnership with EQUIP®.
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA).

More Texas Physical Therapy Assistant Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Amarillo
Associate
10,387
Austin
Associate
33,508
Brenham
Associate
14,589
Corpus Christi
Associate
11,167
El Paso
Associate
25,023
Houston
Associate
43,518
Kilgore
Associate
5,150
Laredo
Associate
7,831
The Woodlands
Associate
39,756
Waco
Associate
8,079
Corsicana
Associate
7,560
Mount Pleasant
Associate
1,010
Odessa
Associate
4,580
Carthage
Associate
1,891
Pasadena
Associate
23,805
McAllen
Bachelor
19,827
San Antonio
Associate
9,256
Fort Worth
Associate
37,948
Wharton
Associate
5,892

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Physical Therapist Assistants

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Texas. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Physical Therapist Assistants

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Physical Therapist Assistants relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Austin 300 $68,450
Round Rock 300 $68,450
Abilene 30 $57,500
Amarillo 110 $58,180
Beaumont 60 $60,970
Port Arthur 60 $60,970
Brownsville 80 $66,260
Harlingen 80 $66,260
College Station 50 $63,210
Bryan 50 $63,210
Corpus Christi 230 $88,780
Dallas 2050 $74,270
Fort Worth 2050 $74,270
Arlington 2050 $74,270
El Paso 290 $45,990
Houston 1120 $66,180
The Woodlands 1120 $66,180
Sugar Land 1120 $66,180
San Antonio 600 $72,890
New Braunfels 600 $72,890
Laredo 70 $73,740
Longview 40 $65,550
Lubbock 100 $70,570
McAllen 190 $68,080
Edinburg 190 $68,080
Mission 190 $68,080
Midland N/A $59,140
Killeen 70 $60,810
Temple 70 $60,810
Sherman 40 $59,980
Denison 40 $59,980
Tyler 160 $76,160
Waco 60 $68,600
Wichita Falls 90 $63,130

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