Boaz, AL has seven physical therapy schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Southern Adventist University, the highest ranked school in this group with a physical therapy program, has a total student population of 2,891. It is the 2316th highest ranked school in the USA and the 56th highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
Physical Therapy students from Boaz schools who go on to become physical therapists, PTs, exercise physiologists, physical therapy assistants, 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.
Boaz lies in Etowah county, which is one of the 67 counties in Alabama. Overall, the Gadsden area has 35,040 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 4% unemployment rate, $16/hr average worker wage, and a $33,080 average annual salary.
Of the 7 physical therapy schools with a 100-mile radius of Boaz, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Oakwood University comes out as the most expensive ($24,801/yr) for physical therapy students, with Jefferson State Community College as the lowest, reported at only $6,192/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Boaz|
|Mount Berry||GA||-||1||63.3969||60||56.5 miles|
|Rock Spring||GA||-||1||1.08982||0||68.1 miles|
|Alexander City||AL||-||1||11.6004||38||87.8 miles|