Anchorage, AK (population: 283,690) has seven physical therapy assistant schools within a 1500-mile radius of its city center. University of Washington-Seattle Campus, the highest ranked school in this group with a physical therapy assistant program, has a total student population of 45,943. It is the 26th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Washington. To learn more about physical therapy assistant programs in Anchorage, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of physical therapy assistant professors at University of Washington such as Galen Basse, Chad Driesback, Laura Erickson, David Giles, Janice Von Itter, and Junhong Kim.
Physical Therapy Assistant students from Anchorage schools who go on to become physical therapy assistants, exercise physiologists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 174,490 people working as physical therapists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $76,220. Also, Physical therapist aides make on average $24,990 per year and there are about 44,160 of them employed in the US today.
Anchorage lies in Anchorage county, which is one of the 27 counties in Alaska. Overall, the Anchorage area has 165,640 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $24/hr average worker wage, and a $49,730 average annual salary.
Of the 7 physical therapy assistant schools with a 1500-mile radius of Anchorage, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Puget Sound comes out as the most expensive ($29,490/yr) for physical therapy assistant students, with Green River Community College as the lowest, reported at only $6,158/yr.
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