With an overall population of 94,911 and a student population of 11,591, approximately 1,041 of Roanoke students attend one of Roanoke's schools that offer occupational therapy programs.
The largest occupational therapy school in Roanoke, by student population, is Jefferson College of Health Sciences. In 2010, Jefferson College of Health Sciences graduated approximately 16 students with credentials in occupational therapy.
A total of 16 students graduated with credentials in occupational therapy from occupational therapy schools in Roanoke in 2010. If you decide to attend a occupational therapy school in Roanoke, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $17,740.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for occupational therapy related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,010 per year, on average, for room and board at Roanoke-based occupational therapy schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $24,114.
Many occupational therapy graduates choose to work as occupational therapists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Roanoke, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 2,390 occupational therapists in Virginia. Of these occupational therapists, 110 were working in the greater Roanoke area. The government projects that the number of occupational therapists in Roanoke will 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 Roanoke, you can expect to make an average salary of $77,350 per year. This is lower than the average salary for occupational therapists in the state.