With only one CAPTE accredited PTA program, options are pretty limited in South Dakota to get a PTA degree.

Average salaries for PTAs in South Dakota are also lower than the national average (by quite a bit, actually).

Although we love physical therapy assisting, the facts don't lie. We recommend looking at alternative programs that are related to physical therapy.

Try seeking out a program that offers wellness or fitness degrees. Personal training might also be an option for you. If neither of those are exciting, occupational therapy is very closely aligned with physical therapy, and might be a good choice.

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 South Dakota

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 South Dakota to the rest of the country.

Source: CareerOneStop.org, US Department of Labor