Eugene, OR (population: 152,842) has twenty-two physical therapy assistant schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. University of Washington-Seattle Campus, the highest ranked school in this group with a physical therapy assistant program, has a total student population of 45,943. It is the 26th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Washington. To learn more about physical therapy assistant programs in Eugene, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of physical therapy assistant professors at University of Washington such as Galen Basse, Chad Driesback, Laura Erickson, David Giles, Janice Von Itter, and Junhong Kim.
Physical Therapy Assistant students from Eugene 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 Eugene-Springfield area alone, there are 30 employed physical therapist aides earning an average salary of $23,120. Physical therapists in this area earn $78,820/yr and there are 300 employed.
Eugene lies in Lane county, which is one of the 16 counties in Oregon. Overall, the Eugene-Springfield area has 141,790 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.4% unemployment rate, $18.94/hr average worker wage, and a $39,390 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.125 out of every 1000 jobs in Eugene are held by physical therapists, and 0.235/1000 are held by physical therapist aides.
Of the 22 physical therapy assistant schools with a 500-mile radius of Eugene, only 7 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Puget Sound comes out as the most expensive ($29,490/yr) for physical therapy assistant students, with Mt Hood Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,174/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Eugene|
|Coos Bay||OR||-||1||11.4399||59||72.8 miles|
|Oregon City||OR||-||1||13.6089||75||93.7 miles|