Rock Island, IL has ten 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 Rock Island 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 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island-IL area alone, there are ** employed physical therapist aides earning an average salary of $26,660. Physical therapists in this area earn $73,660/yr and there are 170 employed.
Rock Island lies in Rock Island county, which is one of the 49 counties in Illinois. Overall, the Davenport-Moline-Rock Island-IL area has 182,900 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $38,700 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Rock Island are held by physical therapists, and **/1000 are held by physical therapist aides.
Of the 10 physical therapy schools with a 100-mile radius of Rock Island, only 4 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 Rock Island|
|Iowa City||IA||69,842||2||33.2806||239||50.8 miles|
|West Burlington||IA||-||1||15.5796||40||56.1 miles|
|Cedar Rapids||IA||130,349||7||32.4429||236||64.7 miles|
|East Peoria||IL||-||2||21.1433||95||78.2 miles|