Tallahassee has a total population of 150,624 and a student population of 68,614. Of these students, 12,274 are enrolled in schools that offer occupational therapy programs.
Of the 1 occupational therapy schools in Tallahassee, the largest occupational therapy school, by student population, is Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. In 2010, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University graduated approximately 14 students with credentials in occupational therapy.
A reported 14 students graduated with credentials in occupational therapy in Tallahassee in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Tallahassee's occupational therapy schools was $15,336 per year for instate students and $27,277 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,078 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a occupational therapy program in Tallahassee. And if you live on campus at one of the Tallahassee-based occupational therapy schools, you will have an added expense of $7,218 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many occupational therapy graduates choose to work as occupational therapists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Tallahassee, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 6,100 occupational therapists in Florida, 120 were working in the greater Tallahassee area. The number of occupational therapists in Tallahassee 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 Tallahassee is $74,410 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for occupational therapists.