With an overall population of 152,397 and a student population of 74,829, approximately 29,153 of Fort Lauderdale students attend one of Fort Lauderdale's schools that offer occupational therapy programs.
The largest occupational therapy school in Fort Lauderdale, by student population, is Nova Southeastern University. In 2010, Nova Southeastern University graduated approximately 41 students with credentials in occupational therapy.
In 2010, 41 students graduated with an occupational therapy degree from one of Fort Lauderdale's occupational therapy schools. In 2009 tuition at occupational therapy schools in Fort Lauderdale was $21,100 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,500 for occupational therapy related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,634 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $28,918.
If you decide to work as an occupational therapist in Fort Lauderdale, your job prospects are good. There were 6,100 occupational therapists working in Florida and 420 working in the greater Fort Lauderdale area in 2010. Fort Lauderdale's occupational therapist workforce is projected to increase by 25% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for occupational therapists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an occupational therapist in Fort Lauderdale is $85,040 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for occupational therapists.