Pittsburgh has a general population of 334,563 and an overall student population of 86,737. Approximately 20,520 of Pittsburgh's students are enrolled in schools that offer physical therapy assistant programs.
Pittsburgh's largest physical therapy assistant school is Community College of Allegheny County. In 2010, Community College of Allegheny County graduated approximately 15 students with credentials in physical therapy assisting.
A total of 15 students graduated with credentials in physical therapy assisting from physical therapy assistant schools in Pittsburgh in 2010. If you decide to attend a physical therapy assistant school in Pittsburgh, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $2,720.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a physical therapy assistant program in Pittsburgh.
If you decide to work as a physical therapy assistant in Pittsburgh, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 4,000 physical therapy assistants in Pennsylvania, 1,050 were working in the greater Pittsburgh area. Pittsburgh's physical therapy assistant workforce is projected to increase by 20% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for physical therapy assistants.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a physical therapy assistant in Pittsburgh is $40,430 per year, which is higher than the average for physical therapy assistants state-wide.