With an overall population of 131,510 and a student population of 39,926, approximately 13,179 of Savannah students attend one of Savannah's schools that offer physical therapy assistant programs.
South University-Savannah is the largest physical therapy assistant school in Savannah, based on student population. In 2010, South University-Savannah graduated approximately 27 students from its physical therapy assisting program.
A total of 27 students graduated with credentials in physical therapy assisting from physical therapy assistant schools in Savannah in 2010. In 2009 tuition at physical therapy assistant schools in Savannah was $14,735 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,500 for physical therapy assisting related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,430 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $18,235.
If you plan on staying in Savannah after graduating from physical therapy assistant school, you should know that job prospects for physical therapy assistants in Savannah, which is the most popular physical therapy assisting profession, are good. In 2010, there were 530 physical therapy assistants in Georgia. Of these physical therapy assistants, 70 were working in the greater Savannah area. By the year 2018, the number of physical therapy assistants is expected to increase by 28% in Savannah. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for physical therapy assistants.
As a physical therapy assistant in Savannah, you can expect to make an average salary of $22,540 per year. This is lower than the average salary for physical therapy assistants in the state.