Jacksonville, FL (population: 822,401) has two physical therapy assistant schools within its city limits. University of North Florida, the highest ranked school in the city with a physical therapy assistant program, has a total student population of 16,477. It is the 289th highest ranked school in the USA and the 8th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Physical Therapy Assistant students from Jacksonville 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. In fact, in the Jacksonville area alone, there are 80 employed physical therapist aides earning an average salary of $24,490. Physical therapists in this area earn $82,290/yr and there are 700 employed.
Jacksonville lies in Duval county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Jacksonville area has 581,450 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $39,460 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Jacksonville are held by physical therapists, and 0/1000 are held by physical therapist aides.
Of the 2 physical therapy assistant schools in Jacksonville, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of North Florida comes out as the most expensive ($10,132/yr) for physical therapy assistant students, with Florida Community College at Jacksonville as the lowest, reported at only $6,668/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Jacksonville|
|Orange Park||FL||-||3||22.5405||26||11.7 miles|
|Saint Augustine||FL||-||2||46.0117||74||36.6 miles|
|Palm Coast||FL||76,000||0||-||0||59.1 miles|
|Daytona Beach||FL||63,815||4||31.0595||184||86.9 miles|
|South Daytona||FL||-||1||30.9321||7||89.6 miles|