Dobson has a general population of 1,457 and an overall student population of 3,599. Approximately 3,599 of Dobson's students are enrolled in schools that offer physical therapy assistant programs.
Of the 1 physical therapy assistant schools in Dobson, the largest physical therapy assisting school, by student population, is Surry Community College. Approximately 15 students graduated in 2010 from Surry Community College with credentials in physical therapy assisting.
In 2010, 15 students graduated with a physical therapy assisting degree in Dobson. In 2009 tuition at physical therapy assistant schools in Dobson was $1,703 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a physical therapy assistant program in Dobson.
After graduating with your credentials in physical therapy assisting, if you decide to work as a physical therapy assistant in Dobson, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 2,300 physical therapy assistants in North Carolina, 160 were working in the greater Dobson area. The government projects that the number of physical therapy assistants in Dobson will increase by 27% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for physical therapy assistants.
As a physical therapy assistant in Dobson, you can expect to make an average salary of $51,100 per year. This is lower than the average salary for physical therapy assistants in the state.