Beaufort has a total population of 12,950 and a student population of 2,565. Of these students, 2,565 are enrolled in schools that offer physical therapy assistant programs.
Beaufort's largest physical therapy assistant school is Technical College of the Lowcountry. In 2010, Technical College of the Lowcountry graduated approximately 20 students with credentials in physical therapy assisting.
A total of 20 students graduated with credentials in physical therapy assisting from physical therapy assistant schools in Beaufort in 2010. In 2009 tuition at physical therapy assistant schools in Beaufort was $3,382 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,250 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a physical therapy assistant program in Beaufort.
If you plan on staying in Beaufort after graduating from physical therapy assistant school, you should know that job prospects for physical therapy assistants in Beaufort, which is the most popular physical therapy assisting profession, are good. There were 820 physical therapy assistants working in South Carolina and 50 working in the greater Beaufort area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of physical therapy assistants is expected to increase by 27% in Beaufort. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for physical therapy assistants.
As a physical therapy assistant in Beaufort, you can expect to make an average salary of $50,300 per year. This is higher than the average salary for physical therapy assistants in the state.