Topeka has a total population of 122,377 and a student population of 7,643. Of these students, 6,652 are enrolled in schools that offer physical therapy assistant programs.
Washburn University is the largest physical therapy assistant school in Topeka, based on student population. Approximately 21 students graduated in 2010 from Washburn University with credentials in physical therapy assisting.
In 2010, 21 students graduated with a physical therapy assisting degree in Topeka. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $18,353 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Topeka physical therapy assisting schools was an average of $26,003 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,400 for physical therapy assisting related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,792 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $12,561.
If you plan on staying in Topeka after graduating from physical therapy assistant school, you should know that job prospects for physical therapy assistants in Topeka, which is the most popular physical therapy assisting profession, are good. There were 1,040 physical therapy assistants working in Kansas and 170 working in the greater Topeka area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of physical therapy assistants is expected to increase by 26% in Topeka. 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 Topeka is $51,300 per year, which is higher than the average for physical therapy assistants state-wide.