Job Outlook & Careers

Job Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of physical therapist assistants is projected to increase 45 percent through 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Earnings

The 2015 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that the national mean income for a physical therapist assistant is $52,160.
 
State Mean
hourly rate
Mean
annual salary
Wyoming $27.40 $55,250
Colorado $25.48 $53,000
Nebraska $24.04 $50,000



LCCC Graduation, Pass & Employment Rates

Year Graduation Rate Ultimate Licensure
Exam Pass Rate
Employment Rate
2011 85 percent 94 percent 100 percent
2012 77.8 percent 93 percent 100 percent
2013 100 percent 100 percent 100 percent
2014 100 percent 75 percent 100 percent
2015 95 percent 95 percent 100 percent

Job Opportunities

  • Outpatient physical therapy offices and clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Skilled nursing facilities
  • Home health
  • Pediatrics