With an overall population of 115,930 and a student population of 8,874, approximately 2,305 of Abilene students attend one of Abilene's schools that offer physical therapy programs.
The largest physical therapy school in Abilene, by student population, is Hardin-Simmons University. In 2010, approximately 37 students graduated from the Physical Therapy program at Hardin-Simmons University.
In 2010, 37 students graduated with a physical therapy degree in Abilene. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,790 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $800 for physical therapy related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,788 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a physical therapist in Abilene, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 11,880 physical therapists in Texas, 60 were working in the greater Abilene area. The government projects that the number of physical therapists in Abilene will increase by 36% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for physical therapists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a physical therapist in Abilene is $79,010 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for physical therapists.