Chester has a total population of 17,890 and a student population of 9,692. Of these students, 9,692 are enrolled in schools that offer physical therapy assistant programs.
John Tyler Community College is the largest physical therapy assistant school in Chester, based on student population. In 2010, John Tyler Community College graduated approximately 0 students from its physical therapy assisting program.
In 2009 tuition at physical therapy assistant schools in Chester was $2,831 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $800 for physical therapy assisting related books and supplies every year.
If you decide to work as a physical therapy assistant in Chester, your job prospects are good. There were 1,580 physical therapy assistants working in Virginia and 150 working in the greater Chester area in 2010. The number of physical therapy assistants in Chester is expected to increase by 40% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for physical therapy assistants.
As a physical therapy assistant in Chester, you can expect to make an average salary of $47,890 per year. This is lower than the average salary for physical therapy assistants in the state.