Physical Therapy Assistant Schools in South Carolina

There are five public physical therapy assistant schools in South Carolina, catering to population of just over 4 1/2 million. South Carolina employs around 1000 physical therapy assistants, according to a recent report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, who earn a mean hourly wage of $23.31.

Physical therapy assisting is one of today’s hot careers in health care services, with a growth rate over the next few years predicted to be around 35%. Like many other occupations in this industry, growing demand is fuelled by a population with increasing life expectancy, and a demographic trend that features the baby boomer generation in their post retirement years. The very good employment prospects offered by this job and a competitive level of salary mean that interest for places in physical therapy assistant schools in South Carolina is likely to be strong for the foreseeable future.

Listing of Physical Therapy Assistant Schools in South Carolina

South Carolina schools offering CAPTE-accredited PTA programs are as follows:

Physical Therapy Assistant Schools in South Carolina

Greenville Technical College
Greer Campus
PO Box 5616
Greenville, SC 29606-5616

http://www.gvltec.edu/pta/

Contact details: Alicia R Dittmar

Phone: 864-250-3030
alicia.dittmar@gvltec.edu

Horry-Georgetown Technical College
Grand Strand Campus
Building 1000, Room 1150A
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

http://www.hgtc.edu/int_y.php?pageid=187

Contact details: Larry Kopelman
Phone: 843-477-2075
larry.kopelman@hgtc.edu

Midlands Technical College
Department of Health Sciences
PO Box 2408
Columbia, SC 29202

http://www.midlandstech.edu/phystherapy/

Contact details: Lynn van Dijk, PT, MBA, Program Director
Phone: 803-822-3590
vandijkl@midlandstech.edu

Technical College of the Lowcountry
PO Box 1288
921 Ribaut Road
Beaufort, SC 29901

http://www.tcl.edu/programs-of-study/health-sciences/physical-therapist-assistant

Contact details: Joseph Griffin
Phone: 843-525-8267
healthsciences@tcl.edu

Trident Technical College
PO Box 118067 AH-M
Charleston, SC 29423-8067

http://www.tridenttech.edu/4626.htm

Contact details: Lori V Fischer, PT, MS, Program Coordinator
Phone: 843-574-6480
lori.fischer@tridenttech.edu

One of these schools, the Technical College of the Lowcountry, recently made local headlines in August 2011 when it announced that several 2011 graduates of its health sciences programs — physical therapy assistant, nursing, massage therapy, and radiologic technology — achieved a 100% pass rate in licensure

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