Jackson has a general population of 59,643 and an overall student population of 12,797. Approximately 654 of Jackson's students are enrolled in schools that offer speech therapy programs.
Lambuth University is the largest speech therapy school in Jackson, based on student population. In 2010, Lambuth University graduated approximately 6 students from its speech therapy program.
In 2010, 6 students graduated with a speech therapy degree in Jackson. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $18,570 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for speech therapy related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,015 per year, on average, for room and board at Jackson-based speech therapy schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $23,570.
Many speech therapy graduates choose to work as speech therapists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Jackson, your job prospects are good. There were 1,840 speech therapists working in Tennessee and 40 working in the greater Jackson area in 2010. Jackson's speech therapist workforce is projected to increase by 13% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for speech therapists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a speech therapist in Jackson is $56,860 per year, which is higher than the average for speech therapists state-wide.
705 Lambuth Boulevard, Jackson, Tennessee 38301