Belleville, IL (population: 41,090) has one physical therapy school within its city limits. Southwestern Illinois College has a total student population of 14,440. It is the 5043rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 190th highest in the state of Illinois (#1 is Northwestern University).
Physical Therapy students from Belleville 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 South Illinois nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 40 employed physical therapist aides earning an average salary of $28,860. Physical therapists in this area earn $73,650/yr and there are 220 employed.
Belleville lies in St. Clair county, which is one of the 49 counties in Illinois. Overall, the South Illinois nonmetropolitan area has 147,160 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.1% unemployment rate, $17.46/hr average worker wage, and a $36,310 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.498 out of every 1000 jobs in Belleville are held by physical therapists, and 0.283/1000 are held by physical therapist aides.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Southwestern Illinois College ends up costing a student $4,238/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Belleville|
|Saint Louis||MO||349,763||28||21.7118||925||15.0 miles|
|Maryland Heights||MO||-||1||21.4481||9||26.5 miles|
|Saint Charles||MO||65,986||1||57.1604||124||33.4 miles|
|Saint Peters||MO||56,697||1||24.7073||15||37.2 miles|
|Cape Girardeau||MO||-||6||26.7452||153||88.7 miles|