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Fast Facts for Physical Therapist Assistants in Pennsylvania

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Erie, Reading and York
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Lancaster, Harrisburg and Scranton
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Reading

Salaries for Physical Therapist Assistants in Pennsylvania

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Reading, Philadelphia and Altoona

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Grand Prairie
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Lackawanna College is the premier, private, accredited college serving the people of northeastern Pennsylvania. With a focus on keeping higher education affordable and accessible to our immediate community, Lackawanna draws 80 percent of its student population right from our own region.

With a main campus situated in downtown Scranton, Lackawanna’s expanding footprint also includes satellite centers in Hawley, Hazleton, New Milford, Sunbury and Towanda.

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Scranton
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  • Offers accelerated programs w/ flexible schedules & professional instruction
  • ACICS accredited with 6 PA locations including Harrisburg & Philadelphia
  • 10 + programs including Practical Nursing, Dental and Medical Assisting
  • Provides professional development training & career planning resources
  • Military Student Center (MSC) is committed to the success of military students
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Pittsburgh
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  • Committed to excellence in post-secondary education since 1982, with a rich history of helping students find successful careers.
  • Located in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, the main campus spans 63,500 square feet.
  • Offers programs in business, design, criminal justice, and more.
  • Gives several benefits to alumni including national discounts and career services.
  • Part of the Delta Career Education Corporation.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
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Reading
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  • A Los Angeles-based private college offering programs in medical sciences, legal studies, and graphic design since 1985.
  • Has weekend programs, including certified  veterinary technology, nurse assistant, and hemodialysis technician.
  • Showcases visual communication students’ artwork and design through campus magazine.
  • 3 campuses in Southern California.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
  • A leader in promoting career-focused education since 1959.
  • Its core programs include massage therapy, dental assistant training, health claims specialist, and medical assistant programs.
  • Provides students with one-on-one education support.
  • Requires students to complete an externship where they gain real-world skills and experience.
  • Makes refresher sessions available in courses students have previously taken, at no additional cost.
  • Offers career consultations to graduates.
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Dover
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  • An exciting training program focused on both the art & science of massage therapy
  • 11 locations across the U.S. offering both day & evening classes for busy schedules
  • Cortiva schools have been training massage therapists for more than 40 years
  • Teaches a wide breadth of comprehensive massage therapy techniques & theories
  • Career services assistance is provided to graduates throughout their careers
  • Classes start November 13!
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King Of Prussia
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  • Committed to excellence in education since 1897 with a rich history of helping students find successful careers.
  • Offers a wide array of over 35 degree programs including business, medical, technology, and more.
  • Developed a Graduate Placement Strategy (GPS) that helps students prepare for careers with externships, help building a career portfolio, resume writing, and more.
  • Its fully-accredited campuses offer day, evening, and online classes.
  • Gives graduates access to career tools and networking resources for life.
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Allentown
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  • Features a public spa where massage students can get real-world experience.
  • Honored by the PennSuburban Chamber of Commerce as Business of the Century in 2013.
  • New terms start every 10 weeks.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
  • Main campus is located in North Wales, Pennsylvania, with satellite campuses in Phoenixville and Warminster.
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Phoenixville
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  • SJU provides a rigorous, student-centered education rooted in the liberal arts
  • A Jesuit school with 8,415 students in all programs for 2016 grads &undergrads
  • Institutionally Accredited by the MSCHE and the AACSB (Haub School of Business)
  • 96% of 2016 graduates employed, pursuing graduate study or volunteering full time
  • Qualifying students can receive financial assistance with tuition costs

More Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Assistant Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Butler
Associate
3,656
California
Masters
8,206
Pittsburgh
Associate
18,525
Erie
Associate
287
Bryn Mawr
Associate
947
Schnecksville
Associate
7,184
Erie
Masters
4,253
Cresson
Masters
1,595
Williamsport
Bachelor
6,682
Reading
Bachelor
2,824
Dubois
Bachelor
897
Hazleton
Bachelor
1,232
Mont Alto
Bachelor
1,204
Sharon
Bachelor
868
Titusville
Associate
573

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Physical Therapist Assistants

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Pennsylvania. 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, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Altoona 70 $43,830
Johnstown 70 $41,710
Chambersburg-Waynesboro 70 $43,600
East Stroudsburg 50 $49,760
Erie 150 $49,940
Gettysburg 40 $55,720
Bloomsburg-Berwick 50 $52,220
Harrisburg-Carlisle 290 $52,350
Lancaster 210 $52,770
Lebanon 40 $38,560
Pittsburgh 820 $49,210
Reading 90 $54,910
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton 210 $50,910
State College 40 $45,780
Williamsport 40 $47,020
York-Hanover 150 $52,260

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