Charleston has a general population of 96,650 and an overall student population of 37,054. Approximately 2,513 of Charleston's students are enrolled in schools that offer physical therapy programs.
Of the 1 physical therapy schools in Charleston, the largest physical therapy school, by student population, is Medical University of South Carolina. In 2010, approximately 52 students graduated from the Physical Therapy program at Medical University of South Carolina.
In 2010, 52 students graduated with a physical therapy degree from one of Charleston's physical therapy schools.
Many physical therapy graduates choose to work as physical therapists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Charleston, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 5 physical therapists in South Carolina were working in the greater Charleston area. The number of physical therapists in Charleston is expected to increase by 28% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for physical therapists.
As a physical therapist in Charleston, you can expect to make an average salary of $68,560 per year. This is lower than the average salary for physical therapists in the state.