Physical Therapy in Alabama

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Schools Offering Physical Therapy Programs in Alabama


Approximately 0.1% of graduates in of Alabama receive physical therapy degrees every year. That means an estimated 141 physical therapists graduate from Alabama's 5 physical therapy schools each year.

Top Schools

University of Alabama at Birmingham, which was ranked 72nd nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Alabama that has a physical therapy program. It is located in Birmingham. In 2010, 33 students graduated from University of Alabama at Birmingham's physical therapy program. Students at University of Alabama at Birmingham paid $5,806 per year in tuition fees.

University of South Alabama, which is located in Mobile, is the second-ranked school in Alabama that has a physical therapy program. It received a ranking of 74th in the country in 2010. In 2010, University of South Alabama graduated 52 students from its physical therapy program. The tuition rate at University of South Alabama was $5,748 per year.

Oakwood University, which was ranked 74th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Alabama that has a physical therapy program. It is located in Huntsville. 9 students graduated with degree in physical therapy from Oakwood University in 2010. Students at Oakwood University paid $14,250 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Alabama physical therapy school, average tuition will be $9,556 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $5,748 per year to $14,810 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Alabama physical therapy schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Faulkner University - located in Montgomery, students are charged $14,810 per year
  2. Oakwood University - located in Huntsville, students are charged $14,250 per year
  3. Alabama State University - located in Montgomery, students are charged $7,164 per year

The physical therapy schools in Alabama that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. University of South Alabama - located in Mobile, students are charged $5,748 per year
  2. University of Alabama at Birmingham - located in Birmingham, students are charged $5,806 per year
  3. Alabama State University - located in Montgomery, students are charged $7,164 per year

A physical therapy degree from an Alabama school... what next?

The highest percentage of physical therapy graduates in Alabama pursue careers as a physical therapist. If you decide to work as a physical therapist in Alabama, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 1,860 Alabama physical therapists as of 2010. The largest populations of Alabama physical therapists are working in the following counties:

  1. Bibb County - 710 physical therapists
  2. Limestone County - 200 physical therapists
  3. Baldwin County - 140 physical therapists

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of physical therapists is expected to grow by 27% by 2018. There are projected to be 2,440 physical therapists working in the Alabama then.

Salary

A physical therapist in Alabama makes an average of $77,090 per year. However, Alabama physical therapists earned anywhere in the range from as less than $44,150 per year to more than $124,770 per year in 2010. The following counties in Alabama have the highest average salaries for physical therapists:

  1. Greene County - $86,540 per year
  2. Etowah County - $85,750 per year
  3. Geneva County - $84,290 per year

On average, physical therapists earns the least in the following Alabama counties:

  1. Colbert County - $68,500 per year
  2. Mobile County - $71,550 per year
  3. Bullock County - $74,030 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in physical therapy in Alabama and to compare salaries with various related fields such as physical therapy assisting or sports medicine, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy in Alabama
  • Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy in Alabama

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,040 miles from location University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham AL 27.7966 41% 16,874
6,116 miles from location University of South Alabama Mobile AL 26.3802 51% 14,522
6,009 miles from location Alabama State University Montgomery AL 19.3684 35% 5,564
6,004 miles from location Faulkner University Montgomery AL 20.5093 43% 3,272
6,035 miles from location Oakwood University Huntsville AL 23.3068 49% 1,916
 

Curious what studying Physical Therapy gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Alabama

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Physical Therapists + 1,860 $77,090 7.5%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are physical therapy related jobs in Alabama