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Fast Facts for Physical Therapists in North Carolina

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Greenville, Fayetteville and Rocky Mount
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Hickory, Charlotte and Burlington
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Charlotte, Raleigh and Durham

Salaries for Physical Therapists in North Carolina

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Rocky Mount, Wilmington and Greensboro

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Programs
  • BS Health Science (Post PTA)
  • AAS Physical Therapist Assistant
  • AS Occupational Therapy Assistant

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Asheville
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Programs
  • Associate of Occupational Science Degree in Massage Therapy
  • Designated as a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
  • Listed as a 2015 Best for Vets school in the Career & Technical College category by Military Times.
  • Offers programs in health science, business, legal studies, technology, and skilled trades such as HVAC and building maintenance &    repair.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
  • 3 campuses located in Virginia, South Carolina, and Florida.
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Chesapeake
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Programs
  • Massage Therapy - Diploma
  • Part of the Delta Career Education Corporation.
  • Each campus features a public spa and/or salon where students can gain real-world experience.
  • 17 campuses across the United States, with online options as well.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent colleges and Schools (ACICS), with programmatic accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
  • Originally founded in 1916 in Wilmington, North Carolina by Judge Leon Motte.
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Fayetteville
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Programs
  • Nursing (BS)
  • Began in 1899 as Draughon’s Practical Business College.
  • Features campuses that are heavily engaged in their respective communities, providing professional service from students and faculty.
  • Offers financial aid, scholarships, and counseling for both active and post-duty military students.
  • Has 15 campuses across the United States, as well as 4 art institutes in North Carolina and Texas.
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
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High Point
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Programs
  • Massage Therapy - Certificate
  • Committed to excellence in education since 1916 with a rich history of helping students find successful careers.
  • Offers more than 50 programs including criminal justice, technology, business, and more.
  • Its fully-accredited campuses offer day, evening, and online classes.
  • Provides tutoring at no additional charge to assist during stressful times.
  • Revises curriculum continually to keep pace with improvements in technology and the increasing needs of business and industry.
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Conway
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Programs
  • Master of Business Administration - Healthcare Management

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Roanoke
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Programs
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Ranked 25th among the Best National Universities in 2015 by U.S. News & World Report.
  • One of the world’s leading private research universities.
  • Its student-faculty ratio is 9:1, and 56.8% of its classes have fewer than 20 students.
  • Has an average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, of 96.8 percent.
  • Dedicated to a strong tradition of integrating liberal and professional education since 1880.
  • Its faculty includes National Academy members, Nobel Laureates, MacArthur Fellows, and more.
Programs
  • MSN Clinical Nurse Educator
  • Presents stimulating, thoughtful programs for students in every academic field
  • SACS accredited w/many accreditations per program & 14:1 teacher-student ratio
  • 7 colleges with dozens of majors & programs to choose from for undergrads & grads
  • Beautiful 248 acre campus with ¾ mile waterfront located in Jacksonville, FL
  • Named an “America’s Best College” in the south for 10+ years, US News & World Report
Programs
  • Master of Science in Nursing: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing: Nurse Educator
  • • Liberty University’s online programs ranked in the top 10 out of more than 2,100 colleges & universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility.*
  • 100% online programs at associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level.**
  • Transfer up to 90 credits into an undergraduate degree program.
  • Up to 50% of your master’s degree can be transferred in to help you get the most out of your hard work and maximize the credit you previously earned.
  • *BestColleges.com Gold Medal of Distinction
  • **excludes licensure, certification, and some doctoral programs

More North Carolina Physical Therapy Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Belmont
Bachelor
1,337
Salisbury
Masters
1,323
Durham
Doctorate & First Professional
13,598
Greenville
Doctorate & First Professional
25,990
Elon
Doctorate
5,456
Hickory
Masters
1,626
Mount Olive
Bachelor
3,277
Durham
Masters & First Professional
8,383
Raleigh
Masters
2,866
Chapel Hill
Doctorate & First Professional
28,136
Wilmington
Doctorate
12,180
Cullowhee
Doctorate
9,056
Winston-Salem
Masters
5,870

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Physical Therapists

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for North Carolina. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Physical Therapists

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Physical Therapists relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Asheville 430 $84,200
Jacksonville 50 $81,520
Burlington 90 $80,810
Durham-Chapel Hill 610 $80,500
Fayetteville 210 $74,980
Goldsboro 30 $82,380
Greensboro-High Point 450 $85,110
Greenville 100 $81,540
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton 120 $88,680
New Bern 240 $73,640
Raleigh 860 $79,000
Rocky Mount 170 $86,300
Wilmington 160 $79,270
Winston-Salem 540 $85,260

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