Beckley has a general population of 17,254 and an overall student population of 9,181. Approximately 5,951 of Beckley's students are enrolled in schools that offer physical therapy assistant programs.
Mountain State University is the largest physical therapy assistant school in Beckley, based on student population. In 2010, Mountain State University graduated approximately 18 students from its physical therapy assisting program.
In 2010, 18 students graduated with a physical therapy assisting degree in Beckley. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $6,900 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,530 for physical therapy assisting related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,116 per year, on average, for room and board at Beckley-based physical therapy assistant schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,930.
If you decide to work as a physical therapy assistant in Beckley, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 620 physical therapy assistants in West Virginia. Of these physical therapy assistants, 100 were working in the greater Beckley area. By the year 2018, the number of physical therapy assistants is expected to increase by 21% in Beckley. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for physical therapy assistants.
As a physical therapy assistant in Beckley, you can expect to make an average salary of $44,640 per year. This is higher than the average salary for physical therapy assistants in the state.