Norfolk has a general population of 234,403 and an overall student population of 65,725. Approximately 30,447 of Norfolk's students are enrolled in schools that offer occupational therapy programs.
Norfolk's largest occupational therapy school is Tidewater Community College. In 2010, Tidewater Community College graduated approximately 19 students from its occupational therapy program.
A total of 19 students graduated with credentials in occupational therapy from occupational therapy schools in Norfolk in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $2,725 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,300 for occupational therapy related books and supplies each year.
Many occupational therapy graduates choose to work as occupational therapists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Norfolk, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 2,390 occupational therapists in Virginia, 470 were working in the greater Norfolk area. The number of occupational therapists in Norfolk is expected to increase by 27% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for occupational therapists.
As an occupational therapist in Norfolk, you can expect to make an average salary of $76,650 per year. This is lower than the average salary for occupational therapists in the state.