With an overall population of 151,580 and a student population of 44,963, approximately 20,371 of Springfield students attend one of Springfield's schools that offer physical therapy programs.
Springfield's largest physical therapy school is Missouri State University. Approximately 18 students graduated in 2010 from Missouri State University with credentials in physical therapy.
A total of 18 students graduated with credentials in physical therapy from physical therapy schools in Springfield in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Springfield's physical therapy schools, you can expect to pay an average of $16,628 per year in instate tuition and $21,908 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $900 for physical therapy related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,922 per year, on average, for room and board at Springfield-based physical therapy schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a physical therapist in Springfield, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 3 physical therapists in Missouri were working in the greater Springfield area. By the year 2018, the number of physical therapists is expected to increase by 19% in Springfield. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for physical therapists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a physical therapist in Springfield is $79,630 per year, which is higher than the average for physical therapists state-wide.