If you are interested in pursuing occupational therapy, you may want to consider attending one of the 2 occupational therapy schools in Miami, Florida. Miami has a general population of 362,470 and an overall student population of 151,596. Approximately 48,456 of Miami's students are enrolled in schools that offer occupational therapy programs.
Of the 2 occupational therapy schools in Miami, the largest occupational therapy school, by student population, is Florida International University. In 2010, Florida International University graduated approximately 72 students from its occupational therapy program.
In 2010, 97 students graduated with an occupational therapy degree from one of Miami's occupational therapy schools. If you decide to attend one of Miami's occupational therapy schools, you can expect to pay an average of $31,747 per year in instate tuition and $37,947 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,024 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a occupational therapy program in Miami. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,686 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $10,304.
After graduating with your credentials in occupational therapy, if you decide to work as an occupational therapist in Miami, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 6,100 occupational therapists in Florida, 710 were working in the greater Miami area. By the year 2018, the number of occupational therapists is expected to increase by 25% in Miami. 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 Miami is $75,480 per year, which is higher than the average for occupational therapists state-wide.
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