Physical Therapist Assistant

Physical Therapist Assistant

Admission to the main campus and the Table Rock campus in White City, Oregon is based on a successful application. Plan ahead by reviewing application and program requirements.

What's the average pay?

Potential Rewards and Earnings

In addition to an Associate of Applied Science degree, Physical Therapist Assistants (PTAs) are members of a professional and dynamic health care team, earning an average of $54,727 per year in Oregon.

Career Overview

Physical Therapist Assistants (PTAs) are licensed and work under the supervision of a physical therapist to provide therapeutic, preventative, and educational interventions to help recover function resulting from illness or injury.

PTAs enjoy their choice of a wide variety of practice settings such as outpatient physical therapy clinics, schools, public health clinics, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and home health. Some serve as members of the armed forces. In some cases, PTAs may also accept traveling work assignments. PTAs that attain four-year or advanced degrees may choose to become educators, researchers, and administrators. The American Physical Therapist Association offers Advanced Clinical Practice recognition to qualified PTAs who demonstrate advanced skills in a designated setting.

Career Pathway information for Physical Therapist Assistants

Flexible scheduling is a distinctive feature of this job. Full-time, part-time, and weekend schedules are commonly available.

CAPTE logoProgram Accreditation

The Physical Therapist Assistant program at Lane Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245;; website: If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 541-463-5617 or email

Three-Year Acceptance and Matriculation Rates

LCC - Main Campus, Eugene

Admission Year Applications Students Admitted - Main
2016 75 15
2017 91 20
2018 80 20

LCC - Table Rock, White City

Admission Year Applications Students Admitted - TRC
2016 27 9
2017 17 9
2018 - 8

Note: Effective 2018, the program no longer has a separate application process for the distant campus

Three Year Program Outcome Data

Graduation Year Graduation Rate Exam Pass Rate Employment Rate 6 months after graduation
2016 Eugene Campus 91.7% 92% 100%
2016 Table Rock Campus 100% 86% 100%
2017 Eugene Campus 91.7% 100% 100%
2017 Table Rock Campus 88.9% 100% 100%
2018 Eugene Campus 92.9% 92% TBD
2018 Table Rock Campus 100% 89% TBD


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