Memphis has a general population of 650,100 and an overall student population of 48,230. Approximately 13,016 of Memphis's students are enrolled in schools that offer physical therapy assistant programs.
Of the 1 physical therapy assistant schools in Memphis, the largest physical therapy assisting school, by student population, is Southwest Tennessee Community College. In 2010, Southwest Tennessee Community College graduated approximately 18 students from its physical therapy assisting program.
In 2010, 18 students graduated with a physical therapy assisting degree in Memphis. In 2009 tuition at physical therapy assistant schools in Memphis was $2,949 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $800 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a physical therapy assistant program in Memphis.
If you decide to work as a physical therapy assistant in Memphis, your job prospects are good. There were 1,490 physical therapy assistants working in Tennessee and 290 working in the greater Memphis area in 2010. The government projects that the number of physical therapy assistants in Memphis will increase by 26% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for physical therapy assistants.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a physical therapy assistant in Memphis is $57,500 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for physical therapy assistants.