Macomb, IL has seven physical therapy schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Iowa, the highest ranked school in this group with a physical therapy program, has a total student population of 28,987. It is the 782nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 10th highest in the state of Iowa (#1 is Luther College).
Physical Therapy students from Macomb 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 West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 80 employed physical therapist aides earning an average salary of $26,830. Physical therapists in this area earn $78,960/yr and there are 210 employed.
Macomb lies in McDonough county, which is one of the 49 counties in Illinois. Overall, the West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area has 186,290 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $16.85/hr average worker wage, and a $35,040 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.117 out of every 1000 jobs in Macomb are held by physical therapists, and 0.447/1000 are held by physical therapist aides.
Of the 7 physical therapy schools with a 100-mile radius of Macomb, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Bradley University comes out as the most expensive ($21,123/yr) for physical therapy students, with Illinois Central College as the lowest, reported at only $4,505/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Macomb|
|West Burlington||IA||-||1||15.5796||40||35.9 miles|
|East Peoria||IL||-||2||21.1433||95||59.1 miles|
|Rock Island||IL||-||2||34.7008||66||72.8 miles|
|Iowa City||IA||69,842||2||33.2806||239||94.6 miles|