There are 2 occupational therapy schools in La Crosse, Wisconsin. La Crosse has a general population of 51,818 and an overall student population of 18,864. Approximately 15,582 of La Crosse's students are enrolled in schools that offer occupational therapy programs.
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is the largest occupational therapy school in La Crosse, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 7 students graduated from the Occupational Therapy program at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
In 2010, 12 students graduated with an occupational therapy degree from one of La Crosse's occupational therapy schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $14,840 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all La Crosse occupational therapy schools was an average of $19,387 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $782 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a occupational therapy program in La Crosse. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,000 per year, on average, for room and board at La Crosse-based occupational therapy schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,324.
Many occupational therapy graduates choose to work as occupational therapists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in La Crosse, your job prospects are good. There were 2,950 occupational therapists working in Wisconsin and 90 working in the greater La Crosse area in 2010. The government projects that the number of occupational therapists in La Crosse will increase by 15% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for occupational therapists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an occupational therapist in La Crosse is $66,400 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for occupational therapists.
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