With an overall population of 13,064 and a student population of 11,890, approximately 11,890 of West Columbia students attend one of West Columbia's schools that offer physical therapy assistant programs.
Of the 1 physical therapy assistant schools in West Columbia, the largest physical therapy assisting school, by student population, is Midlands Technical College. In 2010, Midlands Technical College graduated approximately 19 students with credentials in physical therapy assisting.
In 2010, 19 students graduated with a physical therapy assisting degree in West Columbia. In 2009 tuition at physical therapy assistant schools in West Columbia was $3,533 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,440 for physical therapy assisting related books and supplies each year.
If you decide to work as a physical therapy assistant in West Columbia, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 820 physical therapy assistants in South Carolina, 280 were working in the greater West Columbia area. West Columbia's physical therapy assistant workforce is projected to increase by 27% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for physical therapy assistants.
As a physical therapy assistant in West Columbia, you can expect to make an average salary of $51,780 per year. This is higher than the average salary for physical therapy assistants in the state.