If you decide that you want to get an occupational therapy degree, then you might want to consider attending one of the 2 occupational therapy schools in Richmond, Virginia. Richmond has a general population of 197,790 and an overall student population of 51,657. Approximately 44,901 of Richmond's students are enrolled in schools that offer occupational therapy programs.
Virginia Commonwealth University is the largest occupational therapy school in Richmond, based on student population. In 2010, Virginia Commonwealth University graduated approximately 36 students with credentials in occupational therapy.
A reported 36 students graduated with credentials in occupational therapy in Richmond in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $23,731 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Richmond occupational therapy schools was an average of $37,365 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,837 for occupational therapy related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Richmond-based occupational therapy schools, you will have an added expense of $8,335 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,770.
After graduating with your credentials in occupational therapy, if you decide to work as an occupational therapist in Richmond, your job prospects are good. There were 2,390 occupational therapists working in Virginia and 30 working in the greater Richmond area in 2010. The government projects that the number of occupational therapists in Richmond will increase by 27% 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 Richmond is $83,380 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for occupational therapists.
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