With an overall population of 139,529 and a student population of 17,911, approximately 6,023 of Bridgeport students attend one of Bridgeport's schools that offer physical therapy programs.
Bridgeport's largest physical therapy school is Sacred Heart University. In 2010, Sacred Heart University graduated approximately 47 students with credentials in physical therapy.
In 2010, 47 students graduated with a physical therapy degree from one of Bridgeport's physical therapy schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $30,298 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $700 for physical therapy related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $12,246 per year, on average, for room and board at Bridgeport-based physical therapy schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $32,498.
If you plan on staying in Bridgeport after graduating from physical therapy school, you should know that job prospects for physical therapists in Bridgeport, which is the most popular physical therapy profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 7 physical therapists in Connecticut were working in the greater Bridgeport area. By the year 2018, the number of physical therapists is expected to increase by 17% in Bridgeport. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for physical therapists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a physical therapist in Bridgeport is $83,320 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for physical therapists.