Las Vegas has a total population of 478,434 and a student population of 76,598. Of these students, 29,080 are enrolled in schools that offer physical therapy programs.
Las Vegas's largest physical therapy school is University of Nevada-Las Vegas. In 2010, University of Nevada-Las Vegas graduated approximately 25 students with credentials in physical therapy.
In 2010, 25 students graduated with a physical therapy degree from one of Las Vegas's physical therapy schools. If you decide to attend one of Las Vegas's physical therapy schools, you can expect to pay an average of $19,123 per year in instate tuition and $31,463 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for physical therapy related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Las Vegas-based physical therapy schools, you will have an added expense of $10,456 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,427.
After graduating with your credentials in physical therapy, if you decide to work as a physical therapist in Las Vegas, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 1,300 physical therapists in Nevada. Of these physical therapists, 830 were working in the greater Las Vegas area. The government projects that the number of physical therapists in Las Vegas will increase by 31% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for physical therapists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a physical therapist in Las Vegas is $79,010 per year, which is lower than the average for physical therapists state-wide.