Brockton, MA (population: 92,742) has twenty-two physical therapy assistant schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Boston University, the highest ranked school in this group with a physical therapy assistant program, has a total student population of 31,960. It is the 32nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Massachusetts (#1 is Harvard University).
Physical Therapy Assistant students from Brockton 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.
Brockton lies in Plymouth county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton NECTA area has 85,990 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.9% unemployment rate, $21.75/hr average worker wage, and a $45,240 average annual salary.
Of the 22 physical therapy assistant schools with a 100-mile radius of Brockton, only 7 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Simmons College comes out as the most expensive ($34,498/yr) for physical therapy assistant students, with Community College of Rhode Island as the lowest, reported at only $3,892/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Brockton|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||17.2 miles|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||18.9 miles|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||25.8 miles|
|Fall River||MA||90,721||4||21.7318||82||25.9 miles|
|New Bedford||MA||90,869||2||34.0999||5||29.4 miles|
|North Dartmouth||MA||-||2||13.916||82||30.7 miles|