There are schools offering physical therapy programs in North Carolina!
Schools Offering Physical Therapy Programs in North Carolina
Around 0.1% of North Carolina's graduates graduate from physical therapy degree programs every year. That means an estimated 209 physical therapists graduate from North Carolina's 6 physical therapy schools each year.
The top-ranked school in North Carolina with a physical therapy program is Duke University, which is located in Durham. In 2010, it was ranked 10th nationwide. In 2010, 50 students graduated from Duke University's physical therapy program. Students at Duke University paid $40,243 per year in tuition fees.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which was ranked 12th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in North Carolina that has a physical therapy program. It is located in Chapel Hill. In 2010, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill graduated 40 students from its physical therapy program. Tuition at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was $6,665 per year.
Elon University, which is located in Elon College, is the third-ranked school in North Carolina that has a physical therapy program. It received a ranking of 26th in the country in 2010. 37 students graduated with degree in physical therapy from Elon University in 2010. Tuition at Elon University was $26,827 per year.
Physical therapy schools in North Carolina, charge students an average tuition of $14,624 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $40,243 per year, or as little as $4,088 per year. In 2010, the following North Carolina physical therapy schools had the highest tuition rates:
- Duke University - located in Durham, students are charged $40,243 per year
- Elon University - located in Elon College, students are charged $26,827 per year
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - located in Chapel Hill, students are charged $6,665 per year
The lowest tuition rates at North Carolina physical therapy schools were charged at the following schools:
- Winston-Salem State University - located in Winston Salem, students are charged $4,088 per year
- East Carolina University - located in Greenville, students are charged $4,797 per year
- Western Carolina University - located in Cullowhee, students are charged $5,124 per year
A physical therapy degree from a North Carolina school... what next?
Most people who graduate from physical therapy school in North Carolina go on to work as a physical therapist. North Carolina had 4,530 physical therapists in 2010. The largest populations of North Carolina physical therapists are working in the following counties:
- Anson County - 690 physical therapists
- Franklin County - 680 physical therapists
- Chatham County - 450 physical therapists
According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of physical therapists is expected to grow by 24% by 2018. There are projected to be 5,680 physical therapists working in the North Carolina then.
A physical therapist in North Carolina makes an average of $75,000 per year. But, salaries for physical therapists can vary. In 2010, physical therapists made as little as less than $45,880 per year or as much as more than $114,590 per year in North Carolina. A physical therapist in the following North Carolina counties makes the highest salaries on average:
- Edgecombe County - $84,880 per year
- Onslow County - $83,500 per year
- Caswell County - $81,620 per year
On average, physical therapists earns the least in the following North Carolina counties:
- Greene County - $68,280 per year
- Alamance County - $68,490 per year
- Cumberland County - $71,010 per year
For more data regarding a career in physical therapy in North Carolina 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.
- Master's Degree in Physical Therapy in North Carolina
- Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy in North Carolina
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