With 13 schools offering PTA programs, Illinois has a good selection if you live in suburban or rural areas and want to become a physical therapy assistant.
Chicago and its suburbs such as Peoria have a number of offerings, as do the Quad Cities and Moline.
There are also a number of PTA related programs available, such as a fitness trainer certification, occupational therapy assistant degree, and Bachelors programs in nutrition.
You may consider one of these related programs as well if you are just looking to get into the growing healthcare field.
If you are looking for a rewarding career where you can help all types of people in the healing process, physical therapy assisting might be the career for you! Below are listings of all the schools we could find that offer physical therapy assisting (or related) programs. Simply browse the listings and click on one of the buttons to get more information about the specific program to see if it's right for you.
Salary Comparison for PTAs in Illinois
Below is a comparison from CareerOneStop.org, US Department of Labor, comparing salaries at high, median, and lower salary levels of physical therapy assistants in Illinois to the rest of the country.