Virginia Beach has a total population of 425,257 and a student population of 20,302. Of these students, 12,194 are enrolled in schools that offer physical therapy assistant programs.
Of the 1 physical therapy assistant schools in Virginia Beach, the largest physical therapy assisting school, by student population, is ECPI College of Technology. In 2010, approximately 16 students graduated from the Physical Therapy Assisting program at ECPI College of Technology.
In 2010, 16 students graduated with a physical therapy assisting degree in Virginia Beach. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $12,175 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,376 for physical therapy assisting related books and supplies every year.
If you decide to work as a physical therapy assistant in Virginia Beach, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 1,580 physical therapy assistants in Virginia, 380 were working in the greater Virginia Beach area. The number of physical therapy assistants in Virginia Beach is expected to 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 Virginia Beach is $50,230 per year, which is lower than the average for physical therapy assistants state-wide.