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2021 California Physical Therapist Assistants Salary Guide

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.

California Physical Therapist Assistants Salary 2021

Salary

$72.9K

Growth

29%

Bright Outlook

Bright

Green

No

How Much Do Physical Therapist Assistants Make in California 2021?

Percentile 10% 25% 50% (Median) 75% 90%
Annual Wage $42,740 $60,480 $72,890 $82,830 $94,260
Hourly Wage $20.55 $29.08 $35.04 $39.82 $45.32

How Much Do Physical Therapist Assistants Make in California 2021?

Percentile
10%
25%
50% (Median)
75%
90%
Annual Wage
$42,740
$60,480
$72,890
$82,830
$94,260
Hourly Wage
$20.55
$29.08
$35.04
$39.82
$45.32

What Do Physical Therapist Assistants Do?

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.

Also known as:

Certified Physical Therapist Assistant (CPTA), Home Care Physical Therapy Assistant, Home Health Physical Therapist Assistant, Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA), Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant, Outpatient Physical Therapist Assistant, Per Diem Physical Therapist Assistant (Per Diem PTA), Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA), Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA)

  • Engage patients in exercises or activities.
  • Document client health or progress.
  • Encourage patients during therapeutic activities.
  • Record patient medical histories.
  • Monitor patient progress or responses to treatments.
  • Prepare medical reports or documents.
  • Communicate patient status to other health practitioners.
  • Engage patients in exercises or activities.
  • Train patients, family members, or caregivers in techniques for managing disabilities or illnesses.
  • Hold patients to ensure proper positioning or safety.
  • Confer with other professionals to plan patient care.
  • Administer therapy treatments to patients using hands or physical treatment aids.
  • Adjust positions of patients on beds or tables.
  • Move patients to or from treatment areas.
  • Clean patient rooms or patient treatment rooms.
  • Teach medical procedures or medical equipment use to patients.
  • Assess physical conditions of patients to aid in diagnosis or treatment.
  • Teach medical procedures or medical equipment use to patients.
  • Monitor medical equipment to ensure proper functioning.
  • Prepare medical instruments or equipment for use.
  • Prepare patient treatment areas for use.
  • Administer basic health care or medical treatments.
  • Assist patients with daily activities.
  • Attend educational events to update medical knowledge.
  • Teach medical procedures to healthcare personnel.
  • Fit patients for assistive devices.
  • Teach medical procedures or medical equipment use to patients.
  • Administer therapy treatments to patients using hands or physical treatment aids.
  • Inventory medical supplies or equipment.
  • Perform clerical work in medical settings.
  • Administer basic health care or medical treatments.

Physical Therapist Assistants Job Outlook in California

Location 2020 Employment 2030 Employment Percent change Annual projected job openings
California 5,900 7,600 29% 1,010
United States 93,800 126,900 35% 16,400

Physical Therapist Assistants Job Outlook in California

Location
2020 Employment
2030 Employment
Percent change
Annual projected job openings
California
5,900
7,600
29%
1,010
United States
93,800
126,900
35%
16,400

Physical Therapist Assistants Schooling & Experience

  • Associate's degree
  • No work experience
  • No on-the-job training

Physical Therapist Assistants Schools in California

School Program Name Location Length / Graduates
American Career College-Anaheim Physical Therapy Assistant. Anaheim, CA 2 years: 35
California Baptist University Physical Therapy Assistant. Riverside, CA 2 years: 9
Carrington College-Pleasant Hill Campus Physical Therapy Assistant. Pleasant Hill, CA 2 years: 21
Casa Loma College-Van Nuys Physical Therapy Assistant. Van Nuys, CA 2 years: 21
CBD College Physical Therapy Assistant. Los Angeles, CA 2 years: 26
Cerritos College Physical Therapy Assistant. Norwalk, CA 2 years: 4
College of the Sequoias Physical Therapy Assistant. Visalia, CA 2 years: 26
Concorde Career College-Garden Grove Physical Therapy Assistant. Garden Grove, CA 2 years: 24
Concorde Career College-North Hollywood Physical Therapy Assistant. North Hollywood, CA 2 years: 25
Concorde Career College-San Diego Physical Therapy Assistant. San Diego, CA 2 years: 28

Physical Therapist Assistants Schools in California

School
Program Name
Location
Length / Graduates
Physical Therapy Assistant.
Anaheim, CA
2 years: 35
Physical Therapy Assistant.
Riverside, CA
2 years: 9
Physical Therapy Assistant.
Pleasant Hill, CA
2 years: 21
Physical Therapy Assistant.
Van Nuys, CA
2 years: 21
Physical Therapy Assistant.
Los Angeles, CA
2 years: 26
Physical Therapy Assistant.
Norwalk, CA
2 years: 4
Physical Therapy Assistant.
Visalia, CA
2 years: 26
Physical Therapy Assistant.
Garden Grove, CA
2 years: 24
Physical Therapy Assistant.
North Hollywood, CA
2 years: 25
Physical Therapy Assistant.
San Diego, CA
2 years: 28

Physical Therapist Assistants Jobs in California.

Job Title Company Location Date Posted Federal Contractor
Behavior Technician - Paid Training! Learn It Systems San Marcos, California 10/26/2021 No
Behavior Technician - Paid Training! Learn It Systems Oceanside, California 10/26/2021 No
Home Health Physical Therapist (PT) California Therapy Services Chino, California 10/26/2021 No
Home Health Physical Therapist (PT) California Therapy Services Oxnard, California 10/26/2021 No
Home Health Physical Therapist (PT) California Therapy Services Moreno Valley, California 10/26/2021 No
Home Health Physical Therapist (PT) California Therapy Services Los Angeles, California 10/26/2021 No
Home Health Physical Therapist (PT) California Therapy Services Downey, California 10/26/2021 No
Home Health Physical Therapist (PT) California Therapy Services Torrance, California 10/26/2021 No
Home Health Physical Therapist (PT) California Therapy Services Apple Valley, California 10/26/2021 No
Home Health Physical Therapist (PT) California Therapy Services Rancho Cucamonga, California 10/26/2021 No

Physical Therapist Assistants Jobs in California.

Job Title
Company
Location
Date Posted
Federal Contractor
Learn It Systems
San Marcos, California
10/26/2021
No
Learn It Systems
Oceanside, California
10/26/2021
No
California Therapy Services
Chino, California
10/26/2021
No
California Therapy Services
Oxnard, California
10/26/2021
No
California Therapy Services
Moreno Valley, California
10/26/2021
No
California Therapy Services
Los Angeles, California
10/26/2021
No
California Therapy Services
Downey, California
10/26/2021
No
California Therapy Services
Torrance, California
10/26/2021
No
California Therapy Services
Apple Valley, California
10/26/2021
No
California Therapy Services
Rancho Cucamonga, California
10/26/2021
No

Physical Therapist Assistants Salary Guide 2021

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