Chapel Hill, NC (population: 53,800) has one physical therapy assistant school within its city limits. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has a total student population of 28,916. It is the 20th highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Physical Therapy Assistant students from Chapel Hill 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 Durham area alone, there are 40 employed physical therapist aides earning an average salary of $27,990. Physical therapists in this area earn $72,460/yr and there are 420 employed.
Chapel Hill lies in Orange county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Durham area has 275,570 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $24.27/hr average worker wage, and a $50,480 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.524 out of every 1000 jobs in Chapel Hill are held by physical therapists, and 0.151/1000 are held by physical therapist aides.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ends up costing a student $8,423/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Chapel Hill|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||53.9 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||68.4 miles|
|Rocky Mount||NC||57,428||2||10.9274||84||68.9 miles|