Springfield has a general population of 152,082 and an overall student population of 20,020. Approximately 5,107 of Springfield's students are enrolled in schools that offer speech therapy programs.
Springfield College is the largest speech therapy school in Springfield, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 6 students graduated from the Speech Therapy program at Springfield College.
In 2010, 6 students graduated with a speech therapy degree from one of Springfield's speech therapy schools. If you decide to attend a speech therapy school in Springfield, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $26,480.
You should also anticipate spending about $900 for speech therapy related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Springfield-based speech therapy schools, you will have an added expense of $11,050 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a speech therapist in Springfield, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 3,280 speech therapists in Massachusetts, 370 were working in the greater Springfield area. Springfield's speech therapist workforce is projected to increase by 10% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for speech therapists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a speech therapist in Springfield is $67,800 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for speech therapists.