There are schools offering physical therapy programs in Louisiana!
Schools Offering Physical Therapy Programs in Louisiana
Each year, approximately 0.1% of Louisiana graduates receive degrees in physical therapy. In other words, every year an estimated 70 physical therapists graduate from Louisiana's 2 physical therapy schools.
The top-ranked school in Louisiana with a physical therapy program is Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-Shreveport, which is located in Shreveport. In 2010, it was ranked 98th nationwide. 42 students graduated with a degree in physical therapy from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-Shreveport in 2010.
The second-largest physical therapy school in Louisiana is Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-Shreveport. It is located in Orlando.
The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Louisiana physical therapy schools were charged at the following schools:
The physical therapy schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Louisiana were:
A physical therapy degree from a Louisiana school... what next?
Most people who graduate from physical therapy school in Louisiana go on to work as a physical therapist. In 2010, there were 2,230 physical therapists working in Louisiana. The Louisiana counties with the largest populations of physical therapists are:
- Jefferson Davis County - 630 physical therapists
- Ascension County - 440 physical therapists
- Bossier County - 200 physical therapists
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 3,010 physical therapists will be working in Louisiana state. This would require the number of physical therapists to grow by 28%.
A physical therapist in Louisiana makes an average of $79,920 per year. However, Louisiana physical therapists earned anywhere in the range from as less than $44,890 per year to more than $128,860 per year in 2010. On average a physical therapist earns the most in the following Louisiana counties:
- Ouachita County - $92,820 per year
- Grant County - $86,810 per year
- Bossier County - $85,170 per year
A physical therapist in the following counties in Louisiana make the lowest salaries on average:
- Lafayette County - $67,920 per year
- Jefferson Davis County - $76,980 per year
- Acadia County - $78,030 per year
Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Louisiana statistics regarding a career in physical therapy and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as physical therapy assisting or sports medicine.
Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.
- Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy in Louisiana
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