Phoenix, AZ (population: 1,635,783) has two physical therapy schools within its city limits. Apollo College-Phoenix Inc, the highest ranked school in the city with a physical therapy program, has a total student population of 5,844. It is the 1504th highest ranked school in the USA and the 10th highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Physical Therapy students from Phoenix 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. In fact, in the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area alone, there are 650 employed physical therapist aides earning an average salary of $25,040. Physical therapists in this area earn $69,260/yr and there are 1,900 employed.
Phoenix lies in Maricopa county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area has 1,763,410 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,930 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Phoenix are held by physical therapists, and 0/1000 are held by physical therapist aides.
Of the 2 physical therapy schools in Phoenix, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Apollo College-Phoenix Inc comes out as the most expensive ($20,540/yr) for physical therapy students, with GateWay Community College as the lowest, reported at only $9,194/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Phoenix|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||48.8 miles|
|Prescott Valley||AZ||41,046||1||8.12951||6||75.4 miles|