With an overall population of 40,105 and a student population of 11,438, approximately 6,132 of Muskegon students attend one of Muskegon's schools that offer physical therapy assistant programs.
Baker College of Muskegon is the largest physical therapy assistant school in Muskegon, based on student population. Approximately 36 students graduated in 2010 from Baker College of Muskegon with credentials in physical therapy assisting.
In 2010, 36 students graduated with a physical therapy assisting degree from one of Muskegon's physical therapy assistant schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $7,020 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,800 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a physical therapy assistant program in Muskegon. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $2,865 per year, on average, for room and board at Muskegon-based physical therapy assistant schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,620.
If you decide to work as a physical therapy assistant in Muskegon, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 39 physical therapy assistants in Michigan were working in the greater Muskegon area. The government projects that the number of physical therapy assistants in Muskegon will increase by 28% by the year 2018. This anticipated 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 Muskegon is $39,510 per year, which is lower than the average for physical therapy assistants state-wide.