Mobile has a total population of 198,915 and a student population of 21,627. Of these students, 14,522 are enrolled in schools that offer speech therapy programs.
The largest speech therapy school in Mobile, by student population, is University of South Alabama. In 2010, University of South Alabama graduated approximately 22 students with credentials in speech therapy.
In 2010, 52 students graduated with a speech therapy degree from one of Mobile's speech therapy schools. Tuition in 2009 at Mobile's speech therapy schools was $14,256 per year for instate students and $19,596 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a speech therapy program in Mobile. And if you live on campus at one of the Mobile-based speech therapy schools, you will have an added expense of $5,344 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,912.
If you decide to work as a speech therapist in Mobile, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 8 speech therapists in Alabama were working in the greater Mobile area. The government projects that the number of speech therapists in Mobile will increase by 17% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for speech therapists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a speech therapist in Mobile is $55,980 per year, which is lower than the average for speech therapists state-wide.
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