Mooresville, NC has eleven physical therapy assistant schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Elon University, the highest ranked school in this group with a physical therapy assistant program, has a total student population of 5,666. It is the 122nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Physical Therapy Assistant students from Mooresville 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 Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 110 employed physical therapist aides earning an average salary of $23,450. Physical therapists in this area earn $74,240/yr and there are 320 employed.
Mooresville lies in Iredell county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area has 195,830 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $15.74/hr average worker wage, and a $32,740 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.615 out of every 1000 jobs in Mooresville are held by physical therapists, and 0.585/1000 are held by physical therapist aides.
Of the 11 physical therapy assistant schools with a 100-mile radius of Mooresville, only 3 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 Wytheville Community College as the lowest, reported at only $1,335/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Mooresville|
|Rock Hill||SC||72,341||5||30.0256||144||46.3 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||47.7 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||53.0 miles|
|Banner Elk||NC||-||1||22.4512||43||71.7 miles|