With an overall population of 4,323 and a student population of 589, approximately 589 of Hancock students attend one of Hancock's schools that offer physical therapy assistant programs.
The largest physical therapy assistant school in Hancock, by student population, is Finlandia University. In 2010, Finlandia University graduated approximately 12 students from its physical therapy assisting program.
In 2010, 12 students graduated with a physical therapy assisting degree in Hancock. If you decide to attend a physical therapy assistant school in Hancock, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $18,436.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,500 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a physical therapy assistant program in Hancock. And if you live on campus at one of the Hancock-based physical therapy assistant schools, you will have an added expense of $5,974 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $23,536.
Many physical therapy assisting graduates choose to work as physical therapy assistants after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Hancock, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 23 physical therapy assistants in Michigan were working in the greater Hancock area. The government projects that the number of physical therapy assistants in Hancock will increase by 28% 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 Hancock is $41,400 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for physical therapy assistants.