With an overall population of 242,820 and a student population of 44,088, approximately 8,581 of Birmingham students attend one of Birmingham's schools that offer physical therapy assistant programs.
The largest physical therapy assistant school in Birmingham, by student population, is Jefferson State Community College. Approximately 18 students graduated in 2010 from Jefferson State Community College with credentials in physical therapy assisting.
In 2010, 18 students graduated with a physical therapy assisting degree from one of Birmingham's physical therapy assistant schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $3,060 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,500 for physical therapy assisting related books and supplies each year.
If you plan on staying in Birmingham after graduating from physical therapy assistant school, you should know that job prospects for physical therapy assistants in Birmingham, which is the most popular physical therapy assisting profession, are good. There were 1,280 physical therapy assistants working in Alabama and 110 working in the greater Birmingham area in 2010. The number of physical therapy assistants in Birmingham is expected to increase by 32% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for physical therapy assistants.
As a physical therapy assistant in Birmingham, you can expect to make an average salary of $51,090 per year. This is higher than the average salary for physical therapy assistants in the state.