Knoxville has a general population of 173,890 and an overall student population of 43,565. Approximately 29,934 of Knoxville's students are enrolled in schools that offer speech therapy programs.
Knoxville's largest speech therapy school is The University of Tennessee. In 2010, The University of Tennessee graduated approximately 62 students with credentials in speech therapy.
A total of 88 students graduated with credentials in speech therapy from speech therapy schools in Knoxville in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,780 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Knoxville speech therapy schools was an average of $36,098 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,366 for speech therapy related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Knoxville-based speech therapy schools, you will have an added expense of $7,200 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a speech therapist in Knoxville, your job prospects are good. There were 1,840 speech therapists working in Tennessee and 370 working in the greater Knoxville area in 2010. Knoxville'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.
As a speech therapist in Knoxville, you can expect to make an average salary of $54,910 per year. This is lower than the average salary for speech therapists in the state.
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