Memphis has a general population of 650,100 and an overall student population of 48,230. Approximately 21,424 of Memphis's students are enrolled in schools that offer speech therapy programs.
Memphis's largest speech therapy school is University of Memphis. In 2010, approximately 19 students graduated from the Speech Therapy program at University of Memphis.
A total of 27 students graduated with credentials in speech therapy from speech therapy schools in Memphis in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,409 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Memphis speech therapy schools was an average of $32,129 per year in 2009.
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 at one of the Memphis-based speech therapy schools, you will have an added expense of $5,870 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,059.
After graduating with your credentials in speech therapy, if you decide to work as a speech therapist in Memphis, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 4 speech therapists in Tennessee were working in the greater Memphis area. The number of speech therapists in Memphis is expected to increase by 13% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for speech therapists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a speech therapist in Memphis is $61,790 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for speech therapists.
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