La Mirada has a total population of 46,783 and a student population of 5,942. Of these students, 5,942 are enrolled in schools that offer speech therapy programs.
Biola University is the largest speech therapy school in La Mirada, based on student population. In 2010, Biola University graduated approximately 20 students with credentials in speech therapy.
A total of 20 students graduated with credentials in speech therapy from speech therapy schools in La Mirada in 2010. If you decide to attend a speech therapy school in La Mirada, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $27,744.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,638 for speech therapy related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,520 per year, on average, for room and board at La Mirada-based speech therapy schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $33,522.
If you plan on staying in La Mirada after graduating from speech therapy school, you should know that job prospects for speech therapists in La Mirada, which is the most popular speech therapy profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 4 speech therapists in California were working in the greater La Mirada area. La Mirada's speech therapist workforce is projected to increase by 16% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for speech therapists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a speech therapist in La Mirada is $81,810 per year, which is higher than the average for speech therapists state-wide.