Pittsburgh, PA (population: 305,708) has four physical therapy assistant schools within its city limits. Duquesne University, the highest ranked school in the city with a physical therapy assistant program, has a total student population of 10,294. It is the 166th highest ranked school in the USA and the 12th highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
Physical Therapy Assistant students from Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh area alone, there are 430 employed physical therapist aides earning an average salary of $25,270. Physical therapists in this area earn $74,950/yr and there are 1,940 employed.
Pittsburgh lies in Allegheny county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the Pittsburgh area has 1,114,880 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.5% unemployment rate, $19.93/hr average worker wage, and a $41,450 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.739 out of every 1000 jobs in Pittsburgh are held by physical therapists, and 0.388/1000 are held by physical therapist aides.
Of the 4 physical therapy assistant schools in Pittsburgh, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Chatham University comes out as the most expensive ($23,249/yr) for physical therapy assistant students, with Community College of Allegheny County as the lowest, reported at only $6,309/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Pittsburgh|
|New Wilmington||PA||-||1||66.0236||69||50.7 miles|
|Saint Clairsville||OH||-||2||11.9339||47||54.6 miles|
|New Philadelphia||OH||-||2||20.6614||41||77.2 miles|
|North Canton||OH||-||2||20.0373||113||80.5 miles|
|Bel Air||MD||-||2||17.834||59||84.3 miles|
|Cuyahoga Falls||OH||51,250||1||27.2194||16||95.1 miles|