Physical Therapist Assistant Program at San Diego Mesa College (Mesa)

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Physical Therapist Assistant Program

The physical therapist assistants degree program at San Diego Mesa College offers students supervised instruction in training patients and implementing physical therapy as how to conduct treatment interventions and use equipment while observing and recording patient progress. Graduate students of the PTA degree program will successfully assist physical therapists through knowledge and studies in subjects like basic neurology and orthopedics, wound and injury care, electrotherapy, and working with orthotics and prostheses. Get more details below including other California colleges that offer physical therapist assistant program.

The Physical Therapist Assistant program at Mesa is accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education for more than 43 years.

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Students Enrolled in the Physical Therapist Assistant Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. San Diego Mesa College offers an associate's degree program in physical therapist assistant.

Students by Gender (2013)

 Graduates
Male7
Female10

Students by Race (2013)

 Graduates
Asian3
Black2
Hispanic4
White8

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Mesa, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary

Description

Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.

Physical Therapist Assistants

Description

Assist physical therapists in providing physical therapy treatments and procedures. May, in accordance with State laws, assist in the development of treatment plans, carry out routine functions, document the progress of treatment, and modify specific treatments in accordance with patient status and within the scope of treatment plans established by a physical therapist. Generally requires formal training.

Career Outlook & Projects ()

According to the BLS, physical therapist assistants employment is expected to grow at a rate of 45.7% from 2010 to 2020

Salary & Wages

  • San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA
    • Total Employment: 490
    • Average Hourly Rate: $27.22
    • Average Annual Salary: $56,620

Physical Therapist Aides

Description

Under close supervision of a physical therapist or physical therapy assistant, perform only delegated, selected, or routine tasks in specific situations. These duties include preparing the patient and the treatment area.

Career Outlook & Projects ()

According to the BLS, physical therapist aides employment is expected to grow at a rate of 43.1% from 2010 to 2020

Salary & Wages

  • San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA
    • Total Employment: 710
    • Average Hourly Rate: $12.50
    • Average Annual Salary: $26,000

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Physical Therapist Assistant Programs in California

Physical Therapist Assistant programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Concorde Career College - San Diego

San Diego, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Healthcare or Nursing School
  • 25 students completed this program

Programs

  • Medical Assistant (A)
  • Physical Therapist Assistant (A)

Stanbridge College

Irvine, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Career College

Programs

  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) (A)
  • Physical Therapist Assistant (A)

Concorde Career College - Garden Grove

Garden Grove, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Healthcare or Nursing School
  • 11 students completed this program

Programs

  • Medical Assistant (A)
  • Physical Therapist Assistant (A)

Loma Linda University

Loma Linda, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 46 students completed this program

Programs

  • Physical Therapist Assistant (A)
  • Radiologist Assistant (A)

Cerritos College

Norwalk, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 33 students completed this program

Programs

  • Medical Assistant (A)
  • Pharmacy Technician (A)
  • Physical Therapist Assistant (A)

Advanced College

South Gate, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Career College

Programs

  • Medical Assistant (C)
  • Physical Therapist Assistant (C)
  • Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services (C)

ICDC College

Los Angeles, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Career College
  • 100 students completed this program

Programs

  • Medical Assistant (C)
  • Pharmacy Technician (C)
  • Physical Therapist Assistant (C)

Southern California Health Institute

North Hollywood, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Healthcare or Nursing School
  • 160 students completed this program

Programs

  • Physical Therapist Assistant (C)

Concorde Career College - North Hollywood

North Hollywood, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Healthcare or Nursing School
  • 28 students completed this program

Programs

  • Medical Assistant (A)
  • Physical Therapist Assistant (A)
  • Respiratory Therapy Technician (A)

Casa Loma College - School of Nursing and Allied Health

Van Nuys, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Healthcare or Nursing School

Programs

  • Medical Assistant (A)
  • Physical Therapist Assistant (A)

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