With an overall population of 19,097 and a student population of 7,406, approximately 2,729 of Fairmont students attend one of Fairmont's schools that offer physical therapy assistant programs.
Of the 1 physical therapy assistant schools in Fairmont, the largest physical therapy assisting school, by student population, is Pierpont Community and Technical College. In 2010, Pierpont Community and Technical College graduated approximately 16 students from its physical therapy assisting program.
A reported 16 students graduated with credentials in physical therapy assisting in Fairmont in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Fairmont's physical therapy assistant schools, you can expect to pay an average of $14,352 per year in instate tuition and $19,424 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a physical therapy assistant program in Fairmont. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,570 per year, on average, for room and board at Fairmont-based physical therapy assistant schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a physical therapy assistant in Fairmont, your job prospects are good. There were 620 physical therapy assistants working in West Virginia and 130 working in the greater Fairmont area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of physical therapy assistants is expected to increase by 21% in Fairmont. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for physical therapy assistants.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a physical therapy assistant in Fairmont is $42,550 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for physical therapy assistants.