With an overall population of 151,580 and a student population of 44,963, approximately 12,884 of Springfield students attend one of Springfield's schools that offer physical therapy assistant programs.
Of the 1 physical therapy assistant schools in Springfield, the largest physical therapy assisting school, by student population, is Ozarks Technical Community College. In 2010, Ozarks Technical Community College graduated approximately 18 students with credentials in physical therapy assisting.
In 2010, 18 students graduated with a physical therapy assisting degree in Springfield. In 2009 tuition at physical therapy assistant schools in Springfield was $2,352 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a physical therapy assistant program in Springfield.
If you decide to work as a physical therapy assistant in Springfield, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 9 physical therapy assistants in Missouri were working in the greater Springfield area. The number of physical therapy assistants in Springfield is expected to increase by 19% 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 Springfield is $19,310 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for physical therapy assistants.