With an overall population of 20,909 and a student population of 8,944, approximately 4,300 of Portsmouth students attend one of Portsmouth's schools that offer physical therapy assistant programs.
The largest physical therapy assistant school in Portsmouth, by student population, is Shawnee State University. In 2010, Shawnee State University graduated approximately 18 students with credentials in physical therapy assisting.
In 2010, 18 students graduated with a physical therapy assisting degree in Portsmouth. If you decide to attend one of Portsmouth's physical therapy assistant schools, you can expect to pay an average of $18,350 per year in instate tuition and $22,694 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,440 for physical therapy assisting related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,944 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Portsmouth after graduating from physical therapy assistant school, you should know that job prospects for physical therapy assistants in Portsmouth, which is the most popular physical therapy assisting profession, are good. There were 4,800 physical therapy assistants working in Ohio and 150 working in the greater Portsmouth area in 2010. Portsmouth's physical therapy assistant workforce is projected to increase by 31% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for physical therapy assistants.
As a physical therapy assistant in Portsmouth, you can expect to make an average salary of $47,880 per year. This is lower than the average salary for physical therapy assistants in the state.