Orlando has a total population of 185,951 and a student population of 117,691. Of these students, 2,662 are enrolled in schools that offer occupational therapy programs.
The largest occupational therapy school in Orlando, by student population, is Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences. Approximately 21 students graduated in 2010 from Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences with credentials in occupational therapy.
A reported 21 students graduated with credentials in occupational therapy in Orlando in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $9,280 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $2,220 for occupational therapy related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Orlando-based occupational therapy schools, you will have an added expense of $3,500 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $16,094.
If you plan on staying in Orlando after graduating from occupational therapy school, you should know that job prospects for occupational therapists in Orlando, which is the most popular occupational therapy profession, are good. There were 6,100 occupational therapists working in Florida and 670 working in the greater Orlando area in 2010. The number of occupational therapists in Orlando is expected to increase by 25% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for occupational therapists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an occupational therapist in Orlando is $68,790 per year, which is lower than the average for occupational therapists state-wide.