Physical Therapy in Washington State

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Schools Offering Physical Therapy Programs in Washington State


Each year, roughly 0.1% of Washington State students graduate with degrees in physical therapy. In other words, every year an estimated 138 physical therapists graduate from Washington State's 4 physical therapy schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Washington State with a physical therapy program is University of Washington-Seattle Campus, which is located in Seattle. In 2010, it was ranked 13th nationwide. In 2010, 33 students graduated from University of Washington-Seattle Campus' physical therapy program. The tuition rate at University of Washington-Seattle Campus was $8,701 per year.

The second-ranked school in Washington State that has a physical therapy program is Western Washington University. Western Washington University, which was ranked 28th in the country in 2010, is located in Bellingham. 35 students graduated with degree in physical therapy from Western Washington University in 2010. Western Washington University charged in-state students $6,858 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Washington State that has a physical therapy program is University of Puget Sound. University of Puget Sound, which was ranked 28th in the country in 2010, is located in Tacoma. In 2010, University of Puget Sound graduated 34 students from its physical therapy programs. The tuition rate at University of Puget Sound was $37,225 per year.

Cost

Physical therapy schools in Washington State, charge students an average tuition of $14,852 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $37,225 per year, or as little as $6,622 per year. In 2010, the physical therapy schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Washington State were:

  1. University of Puget Sound - located in Tacoma, students are charged $37,225 per year
  2. University of Washington-Seattle Campus - located in Seattle, students are charged $8,701 per year
  3. Western Washington University - located in Bellingham, students are charged $6,858 per year

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

  1. Eastern Washington University - located in Cheney, students are charged $6,622 per year
  2. Western Washington University - located in Bellingham, students are charged $6,858 per year
  3. University of Washington-Seattle Campus - located in Seattle, students are charged $8,701 per year

A physical therapy degree from a Washington State school... what next?

The highest percentage of physical therapy graduates in Washington State pursue careers as a physical therapist. 4,110 physical therapists were working in Washington State in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Washington State physical therapists:

  1. King County - 1,910 physical therapists
  2. Spokane County - 480 physical therapists
  3. Pierce County - 420 physical therapists

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 5,490 physical therapists will be working in Washington State state. This would require the number of physical therapists to grow by 27%.

Salary

On average, physical therapists earn $75,180 per year. But, salaries for physical therapists can vary. In 2010, physical therapists made as little as less than $50,670 per year or as much as more than $105,740 per year in Washington State. On average a physical therapist earns the most in the following Washington State counties:

  1. Yakima County - $80,170 per year
  2. Columbia County - $80,030 per year
  3. Skagit County - $79,240 per year

The Washington State counties with the lowest average salary for physical therapists are:

  1. Thurston County - $67,460 per year
  2. Spokane County - $68,940 per year
  3. Chelan County - $70,640 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in physical therapy in Washington State 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 Washington State
  • Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy in Washington State

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,685 miles from location University of Washington-Seattle Campus Seattle WA 86.9578 45% 45,943
7,660 miles from location Western Washington University Bellingham WA 72.1677 38% 14,575
7,486 miles from location Eastern Washington University Cheney WA 59.4272 49% 11,300
7,703 miles from location University of Puget Sound Tacoma WA 72.0673 20% 2,879
 

Curious what studying Physical Therapy gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Physical Therapists + 4,110 $75,180 33.0%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are physical therapy related jobs in Washington State