With an overall population of 242,820 and a student population of 44,088, approximately 16,874 of Birmingham students attend one of Birmingham's schools that offer physical therapy programs.
University of Alabama at Birmingham is the largest physical therapy school in Birmingham, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 33 students graduated from the Physical Therapy program at University of Alabama at Birmingham.
In 2010, 33 students graduated with a physical therapy degree from one of Birmingham's physical therapy schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,115 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Birmingham physical therapy schools was an average of $25,451 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a physical therapy program in Birmingham. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,142 per year, on average, for room and board at Birmingham-based physical therapy schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,146.
If you decide to work as a physical therapist in Birmingham, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 21 physical therapists in Alabama were working in the greater Birmingham area. Birmingham's physical therapist workforce is projected to increase by 27% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for physical therapists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a physical therapist in Birmingham is $77,550 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for physical therapists.