Pocatello has a total population of 51,466 and a student population of 13,585. Of these students, 13,493 are enrolled in schools that offer physical therapy programs.
The largest physical therapy school in Pocatello, by student population, is Idaho State University. Approximately 21 students graduated in 2010 from Idaho State University with credentials in physical therapy.
In 2010, 21 students graduated with a physical therapy degree from one of Pocatello's physical therapy schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $15,092 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Pocatello physical therapy schools was an average of $24,894 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $900 for physical therapy related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,050 per year, on average, for room and board at Pocatello-based physical therapy schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,042.
Many physical therapy graduates choose to work as physical therapists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Pocatello, your job prospects are good. Pocatello's physical therapist workforce is projected to increase by 34% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for physical therapists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a physical therapist in Pocatello is $30,240 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for physical therapists.