Columbus has a total population of 711,470 and a student population of 105,745. Of these students, 28,539 are enrolled in schools that offer physical therapy assistant programs.
Columbus State Community College is the largest physical therapy assistant school in Columbus, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 4 students graduated from the Physical Therapy Assisting program at Columbus State Community College.
In 2010, 4 students graduated with a physical therapy assisting certificate in Columbus. If you decide to attend a physical therapy assistant school in Columbus, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $2,916.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,520 for physical therapy assisting related books and supplies each year.
If you decide to work as a physical therapy assistant in Columbus, your job prospects are good. There were 4,800 physical therapy assistants working in Ohio and 650 working in the greater Columbus area in 2010. The government projects that the number of physical therapy assistants in Columbus will increase by 31% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for physical therapy assistants.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a physical therapy assistant in Columbus is $49,850 per year, which is higher than the average for physical therapy assistants state-wide.