Jacksonville has a general population of 735,617 and an overall student population of 56,975. Approximately 28,877 of Jacksonville's students are enrolled in schools that offer physical therapy assistant programs.
Of the 1 physical therapy assistant schools in Jacksonville, the largest physical therapy assisting school, by student population, is Florida State College at Jacksonville. In 2010, approximately 50 students graduated from the Physical Therapy Assisting program at Florida State College at Jacksonville.
A reported 50 students graduated with credentials in physical therapy assisting in Jacksonville in 2010. If you decide to attend a physical therapy assistant school in Jacksonville, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $2,553.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $900 for physical therapy assisting related books and supplies each year.
If you decide to work as a physical therapy assistant in Jacksonville, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 3,550 physical therapy assistants in Florida. Of these physical therapy assistants, 210 were working in the greater Jacksonville area. The number of physical therapy assistants in Jacksonville is expected to increase by 31% by the year 2018. This projected 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 Jacksonville is $58,120 per year, which is higher than the average for physical therapy assistants state-wide.