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Fast Facts for Physical Therapists in Tennessee

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Jackson, Johnson City and Knoxville
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Clarksville, Chattanooga and Memphis
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Memphis, Knoxville and Chattanooga

Salaries for Physical Therapists in Tennessee

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Clarksville, Johnson City and Memphis

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

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Knoxville
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  • Associate of Occupational Science Degree in Management
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Grand Prairie
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  • Dental Assisting, Associates Degree
  • Dental Assisting, Diploma
  • Providing exceptional career training since 1963.
  • Presents numerous scholarships opportunities for eligible students.
  • Offers programs in business, health care, technology and design, and more.
  • Has 13 campuses across Ohio and Kentucky, as well as online options.
  • Lets graduates use lifelong learning credit to return and review or audit any previously taken course for free.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
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Murfreesboro
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  • Allied Health Management - Bachelor of Science
  • 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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  • Massage Therapy - Diploma
  • 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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Chattanooga
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  • Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management
  • Master of Science in Healthcare Management
  • American University's online MSHCM builds a unique skillset that is highly sought in health systems management organizations within the public, private and nonprofit sectors.
Programs
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Benedictine University offers a liberal arts and professional education guided by Roman Catholic tradition.
  • We prepare our students for a lifetime of leadership and responsible citizenry.
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  • Master of Business Administration - Healthcare Management

Why Choose Widener University?

At Widener University, we proudly cultivate challenging and culturally diverse learning environments where academics, leadership, and service come first. Our curricula are connected to societal issues and challenge students to take social responsibility for their role in today's global society.

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.
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  • 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 Tennessee Physical Therapy Schools

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

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Nashville
Doctorate & First Professional
4,742
Johnson City
Doctorate & First Professional
13,119
Milligan College
Masters
1,006
Collegedale
Masters
2,640
Nashville
Doctorate
9,065
Knoxville
Doctorate
29,937
Chattanooga
Doctorate
9,558

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Physical Therapists

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Tennessee. 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
Jackson 120 $86,820
Johnson City 160 $89,550
Cleveland 50 $91,450
Morristown 50 $114,540
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin 1540 $85,740
Knoxville 490 $78,100

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