South Orange, NJ has one physical therapy assistant school within its city limits. Seton Hall University has a total student population of 9,616. It is the 298th highest ranked school in the USA and the 10th highest in the state of New Jersey (#1 is Rutgers University-New Brunswick).
Physical Therapy Assistant students from South Orange 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 Newark-Union-PA Metropolitan area alone, there are 600 employed physical therapist aides earning an average salary of $26,580. Physical therapists in this area earn $83,820/yr and there are 1,270 employed.
South Orange lies in Essex county, which is one of the 11 counties in New Jersey. Overall, the Newark-Union-PA Metropolitan area has 974,700 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.6% unemployment rate, $25.36/hr average worker wage, and a $52,760 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.304 out of every 1000 jobs in South Orange are held by physical therapists, and 0.619/1000 are held by physical therapist aides.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Seton Hall University ends up costing a student $25,082/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from South Orange|
|West Orange||NJ||49,330||0||-||0||2.8 miles|
|West Paterson||NJ||-||1||20.7455||20||10.3 miles|
|Jersey City||NJ||242,594||10||25.9195||190||10.9 miles|
|North Bergen||NJ||59,771||0||-||0||12.4 miles|
|Staten Island||NY||-||3||40.1655||127||12.9 miles|
|West New York||NJ||47,282||1||33.6373||6||14.8 miles|
|Perth Amboy||NJ||49,138||1||20.4079||6||15.8 miles|
|Long Island City||NY||-||4||18.9499||59||16.4 miles|
|New York City||NY||8,459,026||86||26.2632||1,528||17.7 miles|