Winchester has a general population of 23,585 and an overall student population of 3,619. Approximately 3,619 of Winchester's students are enrolled in schools that offer occupational therapy programs.
Shenandoah University is the largest occupational therapy school in Winchester, based on student population. In 2010, Shenandoah University graduated approximately 13 students with credentials in occupational therapy.
A reported 13 students graduated with credentials in occupational therapy in Winchester in 2010. If you decide to attend a occupational therapy school in Winchester, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $25,450.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for occupational therapy related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,600 per year, on average, for room and board at Winchester-based occupational therapy schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in occupational therapy, if you decide to work as an occupational therapist in Winchester, your job prospects are good. There were 2,390 occupational therapists working in Virginia and 60 working in the greater Winchester area in 2010. The government projects that the number of occupational therapists in Winchester will increase by 27% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for occupational therapists.
As an occupational therapist in Winchester, you can expect to make an average salary of $81,180 per year. This is higher than the average salary for occupational therapists in the state.