With an overall population of 94,911 and a student population of 11,591, approximately 1,041 of Roanoke students attend one of Roanoke's schools that offer physical therapy assistant programs.
Roanoke's largest physical therapy assistant school is Jefferson College of Health Sciences. Approximately 29 students graduated in 2010 from Jefferson College of Health Sciences with credentials in physical therapy assisting.
A reported 29 students graduated with credentials in physical therapy assisting in Roanoke in 2010. If you decide to attend a physical therapy assistant school in Roanoke, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $17,740.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for physical therapy assisting related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,010 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $24,114.
Many physical therapy assisting graduates choose to work as physical therapy assistants after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Roanoke, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 1,580 physical therapy assistants in Virginia. Of these physical therapy assistants, 80 were working in the greater Roanoke area. The government projects that the number of physical therapy assistants in Roanoke will increase by 40% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for physical therapy assistants.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a physical therapy assistant in Roanoke is $52,840 per year, which is higher than the average for physical therapy assistants state-wide.