With an overall population of 2,601 and a student population of 5,519, approximately 5,519 of Poplarville students attend one of Poplarville's schools that offer physical therapy assistant programs.
Poplarville's largest physical therapy assistant school is Pearl River Community College. In 2010, approximately 17 students graduated from the Physical Therapy Assisting program at Pearl River Community College.
In 2010, 17 students graduated with a physical therapy assisting degree from one of Poplarville's physical therapy assistant schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $6,480 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Poplarville physical therapy assisting schools was an average of $8,878 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $500 for physical therapy assisting related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Poplarville-based physical therapy assistant schools, you will have an added expense of $3,800 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $2,880.
If you plan on staying in Poplarville after graduating from physical therapy assistant school, you should know that job prospects for physical therapy assistants in Poplarville, which is the most popular physical therapy assisting profession, are good. In 2010, there were 610 physical therapy assistants in Mississippi. Of these physical therapy assistants, 90 were working in the greater Poplarville area. Poplarville's physical therapy assistant workforce is projected to increase by 32% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for physical therapy assistants.
As a physical therapy assistant in Poplarville, you can expect to make an average salary of $45,600 per year. This is higher than the average salary for physical therapy assistants in the state.