Cleveland, OH (population: 424,526) has two physical therapy assistant schools within its city limits. Cleveland State University, the highest ranked school in the city with a physical therapy assistant program, has a total student population of 16,216. It is the 3417th highest ranked school in the USA and the 187th highest in the state of Ohio (#1 is Ohio State University-Main Campus).
Physical Therapy Assistant students from Cleveland 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 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor area alone, there are 240 employed physical therapist aides earning an average salary of $25,160. Physical therapists in this area earn $76,920/yr and there are 1,670 employed.
Cleveland lies in Cuyahoga county, which is one of the 36 counties in Ohio. Overall, the Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor area has 1,003,270 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $20.16/hr average worker wage, and a $41,930 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.666 out of every 1000 jobs in Cleveland are held by physical therapists, and 0.239/1000 are held by physical therapist aides.
Of the 2 physical therapy assistant schools in Cleveland, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Cleveland State University comes out as the most expensive ($12,443/yr) for physical therapy assistant students, with Cuyahoga Community College District as the lowest, reported at only $5,343/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Cleveland|
|Cleveland Heights||OH||44,848||1||34.6777||3||6.6 miles|
|Warrensville Heights||OH||-||1||16.9884||13||8.6 miles|
|Highland Heights||OH||-||2||31.299||116||11.6 miles|
|North Olmsted||OH||-||1||26.1035||13||13.4 miles|
|Cuyahoga Falls||OH||51,250||1||27.2194||16||23.0 miles|
|North Canton||OH||-||2||20.0373||113||44.2 miles|
|New Philadelphia||OH||-||2||20.6614||41||69.6 miles|
|New Wilmington||PA||-||1||66.0236||69||74.2 miles|
|Saint Clair Shores||MI||59,971||1||11.5792||3||93.5 miles|
|Clinton Township||MI||-||2||7.68254||63||99.6 miles|