Laurinburg, NC has ten physical therapy assistant schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Duke University, the highest ranked school in this group with a physical therapy assistant program, has a total student population of 14,350. It is the 15th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of North Carolina.
Physical Therapy Assistant students from Laurinburg 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 Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 50 employed physical therapist aides earning an average salary of $23,420. Physical therapists in this area earn $77,690/yr and there are 260 employed.
Laurinburg lies in Scotland county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area has 298,390 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $15.90/hr average worker wage, and a $33,070 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.875 out of every 1000 jobs in Laurinburg are held by physical therapists, and 0.177/1000 are held by physical therapist aides.
Of the 10 physical therapy assistant schools with a 100-mile radius of Laurinburg, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Elon University comes out as the most expensive ($26,867/yr) for physical therapy assistant students, with Horry-Georgetown Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $5,043/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Laurinburg|
|Myrtle Beach||SC||-||3||18.832||7||82.0 miles|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||83.4 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||88.8 miles|
|Rock Hill||SC||72,341||5||30.0256||144||89.7 miles|