Job Outlook & Careers
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.
The 2012 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that the national mean income for a physical therapist assistant is $52,160.
These state-reported salary rates are consistent with the results of LCCC’s needs assessment, which indicated the mean starting salary for a physical therapist assistant at $30,800, with increases to $35,275 after three years.
LCCC Graduation, Pass & Employment Rates
|Year||Graduation Rate||Ultimate Licensure
Exam Pass Rate
|2010||88.9 percent||87 percent||100 percent|
|2011||85 percent||94 percent||100 percent|
|2012||77.8 percent||93 percent||100 percent|
|2013||100 percent||89 percent||100 percent|
- Outpatient physical therapy offices and clinics
- Skilled nursing facilities
- Home health