Austin has a general population of 656,562 and an overall student population of 106,258. Approximately 40,248 of Austin's students are enrolled in schools that offer physical therapy assistant programs.
The largest physical therapy assistant school in Austin, by student population, is Austin Community College District. In 2010, Austin Community College District graduated approximately 19 students with credentials in physical therapy assisting.
In 2010, 19 students graduated with a physical therapy assisting degree from one of Austin's physical therapy assistant schools. If you decide to attend a physical therapy assistant school in Austin, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $1,623.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,100 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a physical therapy assistant program in Austin.
If you plan on staying in Austin after graduating from physical therapy assistant school, you should know that job prospects for physical therapy assistants in Austin, which is the most popular physical therapy assisting profession, are good. In 2010, of the 3,880 physical therapy assistants in Texas, 200 were working in the greater Austin area. The government projects that the number of physical therapy assistants in Austin will increase by 38% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for physical therapy assistants.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a physical therapy assistant in Austin is $48,630 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for physical therapy assistants.