With an overall population of 11,301 and a student population of 6,375, approximately 6,375 of Kilgore students attend one of Kilgore's schools that offer physical therapy programs.
The largest physical therapy school in Kilgore, by student population, is Kilgore College. In 2010, approximately 5 students graduated from the Physical Therapy program at Kilgore College.
A total of 5 students graduated with credentials in physical therapy from physical therapy schools in Kilgore in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Kilgore's physical therapy schools, you can expect to pay an average of $10,330 per year in instate tuition and $11,194 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,813 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a physical therapy program in Kilgore. And if you live on campus at one of the Kilgore-based physical therapy schools, you will have an added expense of $3,980 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $6,350.
Many physical therapy graduates choose to work as physical therapists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Kilgore, your job prospects are good. There were 11,880 physical therapists working in Texas and 90 working in the greater Kilgore area in 2010. The government projects that the number of physical therapists in Kilgore will increase by 36% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for physical therapists.
As a physical therapist in Kilgore, you can expect to make an average salary of $88,390 per year. This is higher than the average salary for physical therapists in the state.