With an overall population of 49,644 and a student population of 4,478, approximately 4,478 of Casper students attend one of Casper's schools that offer physical therapy programs.
The largest physical therapy school in Casper, by student population, is Casper College. In 2010, approximately 2 students graduated from the Physical Therapy program at Casper College.
In 2010, 2 students graduated with a physical therapy degree from one of Casper's physical therapy schools. Tuition in 2009 at Casper's physical therapy schools was $10,182 per year for instate students and $13,446 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a physical therapy program in Casper. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,160 per year, on average, for room and board at Casper-based physical therapy schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $5,916.
If you plan on staying in Casper after graduating from physical therapy school, you should know that job prospects for physical therapists in Casper, which is the most popular physical therapy profession, are good. There were 450 physical therapists working in Wyoming and 40 working in the greater Casper area in 2010. Casper's physical therapist workforce is projected to increase by 33% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for physical therapists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a physical therapist in Casper is $74,060 per year, which is higher than the average for physical therapists state-wide.