With an overall population of 198,682 and a student population of 11,849, approximately 793 of Des Moines students attend one of Des Moines's schools that offer physical therapy assistant programs.
The largest physical therapy assistant school in Des Moines, by student population, is Mercy College of Health Sciences. In 2010, Mercy College of Health Sciences graduated approximately 10 students with credentials in physical therapy assisting.
In 2010, 10 students graduated with a physical therapy assisting degree in Des Moines. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $13,000 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,400 for physical therapy assisting related books and supplies every year.
If you plan on staying in Des Moines after graduating from physical therapy assistant school, you should know that job prospects for physical therapy assistants in Des Moines, which is the most popular physical therapy assisting profession, are good. There were 790 physical therapy assistants working in Iowa and 130 working in the greater Des Moines area in 2010. The government projects that the number of physical therapy assistants in Des Moines will increase by 23% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for physical therapy assistants.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a physical therapy assistant in Des Moines is $43,600 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for physical therapy assistants.