Huntington has a total population of 51,475 and a student population of 18,092. Of these students, 3,118 are enrolled in schools that offer physical therapy assistant programs.
The largest physical therapy assistant school in Huntington, by student population, is Mountwest Community and Technical College. In 2010, approximately 17 students graduated from the Physical Therapy Assisting program at Mountwest Community and Technical College.
In 2010, 17 students graduated with a physical therapy assisting degree from one of Huntington's physical therapy assistant schools. If you decide to attend a physical therapy assistant school in Huntington, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $2,856.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,100 for physical therapy assisting related books and supplies each year.
Many physical therapy assisting graduates choose to work as physical therapy assistants after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Huntington, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 4 physical therapy assistants in West Virginia were working in the greater Huntington area. Huntington's physical therapy assistant workforce is projected to increase by 21% by the year 2018. 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 Huntington is $43,810 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for physical therapy assistants.