Physical Therapy in Georgia

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Schools Offering Physical Therapy Programs in Georgia


Approximately 0.1% of graduates in of Georgia receive physical therapy degrees every year. In other words, every year an estimated 195 physical therapists graduate from Georgia's 4 physical therapy schools.

Top Schools

Emory University, which is located in Atlanta, is the top-ranked school in Georgia that has a physical therapy program. It received a ranking of 14th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Emory University graduated 42 students from its physical therapy program. The tuition rate at Emory University was $39,158 per year.

Georgia State University, which was ranked 32nd nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Georgia that has a physical therapy program. It is located in Atlanta. In 2010, 40 students graduated from Georgia State University physical therapy program. Students at Georgia State University paid $8,698 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Georgia that has a physical therapy program is Armstrong Atlantic State University. Armstrong Atlantic State University, which was ranked 44th in the country in 2010, is located in Savannah. 20 students graduated with degree in physical therapy from Armstrong Atlantic State University in 2010. Armstrong Atlantic State University charged in-state students $4,510 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Georgia's physical therapy schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $13,092 per year, though tuition can range from $39,158 per year to $4,510 per year. In 2010, the following Georgia physical therapy schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Emory University - located in Atlanta, students are charged $39,158 per year
  2. Georgia State University - located in Atlanta, students are charged $8,698 per year
  3. Armstrong Atlantic State University - located in Savannah, students are charged $4,510 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Georgia physical therapy schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Armstrong Atlantic State University - located in Savannah, students are charged $4,510 per year
  2. Georgia State University - located in Atlanta, students are charged $8,698 per year
  3. Emory University - located in Atlanta, students are charged $39,158 per year

A physical therapy degree from a Georgia school... what next?

Most people who graduate from physical therapy school in Georgia go on to work as a physical therapist. 3,720 physical therapists were working in Georgia in 2010. The largest populations of Georgia physical therapists are working in the following counties:

  1. Barrow County - 1,840 physical therapists
  2. Burke County - 270 physical therapists
  3. Bibb County - 200 physical therapists

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of physical therapists is expected to grow by 35% by 2018. There are projected to be 4,170 physical therapists working in the Georgia then.

Salary

A physical therapist in Georgia earns $76,330 per year on average. However, this number is only an average. physical therapists in Georgia had varying salaries from $38,870 to $123,090 per year in 2010. On average a physical therapist earns the most in the following Georgia counties:

  1. Floyd County - $87,670 per year
  2. Appling County - $83,650 per year
  3. Russell County - $83,300 per year

A physical therapist in the following counties in Georgia make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Houston County - $50,450 per year
  2. Murray County - $66,830 per year
  3. Baker County - $68,630 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Georgia statistics regarding a career in physical therapy. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as physical therapy assisting or sports medicine.

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

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

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,902 miles from location Georgia State University Atlanta GA 68.3293 68% 30,427
5,899 miles from location Emory University Atlanta GA 86.1612 28% 12,930
5,707 miles from location Armstrong Atlantic State University Savannah GA 55.7086 61% 7,538
5,763 miles from location Medical College of Georgia Augusta GA 0.865177 n/a 2,515
 

Curious what studying Physical Therapy gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Physical Therapists + 3,720 $76,330 27.0%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are physical therapy related jobs in Georgia