Physical Therapy Schools In North Carolina

North Carolina has 6 accredited physical therapy schools where physical therapy faculty who teach physical therapy classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in physical therapy in the state of North Carolina, which encompasses physical therapy training at the following levels:

  • Masters degree in Physical Therapy
  • PhD degree in Physical Therapy


Schools

  1. Duke University

    103 Allen Bldg, Durham, North Carolina 27708

    10 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  2. East Carolina University

    East 5th Street, Greenville, North Carolina 27858-4353

    194 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  3. Elon University

    100 Campus Drive, Elon, North Carolina 27244-2010

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  4. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    103 South Bldg Cb 9100, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599

    29 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  5. Winston-Salem State University

    601 Martin Luther King Jr Dr, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27110-0001

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  6. Western Carolina University

    Cullowhee, North Carolina 28723-9646

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

North Carolina Vs. National Physical Therapy Employment

North Carolina 4,530
National 180,280

Of all of the physical therapy professionals that work in the US, approximately 3% work in North Carolina state.

Employment Growth for Physical therapy professionals In North Carolina

3,950 3,950 4,210 4,340 4,530
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of physical therapy professionals is growing in North Carolina. There were 580 more physical therapy professionals working in North Carolina in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of physical therapy professionals has grown by 15%. This is slower than the trend for physical therapy professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of physical therapy professionals has grown by 15% between 2006 and 2010.

Physical Therapy VS. All Professions salaries in North Carolina

$66,500 $71,390 $73,580 $74,450 $75,000
$42,193 $43,618 $45,387 $46,982 $48,254
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Physical Therapy
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by physical therapy professionals is increasing in North Carolina. In 2006 physical therapy professionals made a mean salary of $66,500 per year, and in 2010 they made $75,000 per year.

Salary percentiles for Physical therapy professionals in North Carolina

10th percentile
$56,740
25th percentile
$64,670
50th percentile
$74,540
75th percentile
$86,030
90th percentile
$94,740

This represents a growth in salaries of 11%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of North Carolina, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of physical therapy. The pay differential between the highest paid physical therapy professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 67%

Average Salaries for Physical therapy professionals and related professions in North Carolina

Physical Therapy
$75,000
Physical Therapy Assistant
$38,485
Sports Medicine
$48,298

Physical therapy professionals in North Carolina earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Physical Therapy programs available for each degree type for all schools in North Carolina

associate
0
bachelor
0
master
3
doctor
5
Certificate
0
Total8

As the number of physical therapy professionals is increasing in North Carolina state, the number of students graduating from the 6 accredited physical therapy schools in North Carolina state is decreasing. In 2006, 192 students graduated from physical therapy courses in North Carolina. And in 2010, 148 students graduated.

Thus there was a 23% percent decrease in the number of physical therapy school degree or certificate graduates in North Carolina. 63% of these graduates received a doctor's degree in physical therapy.

Physical Therapy Faculty Salaries in North Carolina

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Currently we are in the process of collecting data for the number of physical therapy faculty in North Carolina, growth in the field of physical therapy academia and faculty salaries in North Carolina. If you are involved in teaching physical therapy courses to students at the masters degree in physical therapy, and doctoral degree in physical therapy levels, please take a moment to anonymously submit your information to help us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future faculty in the field of physical therapy in North Carolina. Once you submit your information, you will get a chance to see an overview of what we have learned thus far from you and your peers.

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