With an overall population of 4,144 and a student population of 7,710, approximately 3,855 of Richlands students attend one of Richlands's schools that offer occupational therapy programs.
Southwest Virginia Community College is the largest occupational therapy school in Richlands, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 12 students graduated from the Occupational Therapy program at Southwest Virginia Community College.
A reported 12 students graduated with credentials in occupational therapy in Richlands in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $2,638 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for occupational therapy related books and supplies every year.
After graduating with your credentials in occupational therapy, if you decide to work as an occupational therapist in Richlands, your job prospects are good. There were 2,390 occupational therapists working in Virginia and 60 working in the greater Richlands area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of occupational therapists is expected to increase by 27% in Richlands. 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 Richlands is $83,020 per year, which is higher than the average for occupational therapists state-wide.