Fort Myers has a total population of 48,208 and a student population of 31,873. Of these students, 11,092 are enrolled in schools that offer physical therapy programs.
Of the 1 physical therapy schools in Fort Myers, the largest physical therapy school, by student population, is Florida Gulf Coast University. In 2010, approximately 20 students graduated from the Physical Therapy program at Florida Gulf Coast University.
In 2010, 20 students graduated with a physical therapy degree in Fort Myers. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $16,679 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Fort Myers physical therapy schools was an average of $31,938 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a physical therapy program in Fort Myers. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,642 per year, on average, for room and board at Fort Myers-based physical therapy schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,037.
If you decide to work as a physical therapist in Fort Myers, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 11,790 physical therapists in Florida, 390 were working in the greater Fort Myers area. The government projects that the number of physical therapists in Fort Myers will increase by 29% 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 Fort Myers is $85,270 per year, which is higher than the average for physical therapists state-wide.