Erie has a general population of 103,717 and an overall student population of 18,530. Approximately 4,238 of Erie's students are enrolled in schools that offer physical therapy programs.
Of the 1 physical therapy schools in Erie, the largest physical therapy school, by student population, is Gannon University. In 2010, Gannon University graduated approximately 39 students with credentials in physical therapy.
A total of 39 students graduated with credentials in physical therapy from physical therapy schools in Erie in 2010. If you decide to attend a physical therapy school in Erie, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $24,269.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for physical therapy related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,330 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $31,969.
After graduating with your credentials in physical therapy, if you decide to work as a physical therapist in Erie, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 42 physical therapists in Pennsylvania were working in the greater Erie area. The government projects that the number of physical therapists in Erie will increase by 16% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for physical therapists.
As a physical therapist in Erie, you can expect to make an average salary of $73,270 per year. This is higher than the average salary for physical therapists in the state.