Evansville has a general population of 121,582 and an overall student population of 19,891. Approximately 10,516 of Evansville's students are enrolled in schools that offer occupational therapy programs.
Of the 1 occupational therapy schools in Evansville, the largest occupational therapy school, by student population, is University of Southern Indiana. In 2010, approximately 59 students graduated from the Occupational Therapy program at University of Southern Indiana.
A total of 88 students graduated with credentials in occupational therapy from occupational therapy schools in Evansville in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Evansville's occupational therapy schools was $17,374 per year for instate students and $24,655 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,100 for occupational therapy related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Evansville-based occupational therapy schools, you will have an added expense of $6,700 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $11,654.
After graduating with your credentials in occupational therapy, if you decide to work as an occupational therapist in Evansville, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 2,610 occupational therapists in Indiana. Of these occupational therapists, 190 were working in the greater Evansville area. The number of occupational therapists in Evansville is expected to increase by 30% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for occupational therapists.
As an occupational therapist in Evansville, you can expect to make an average salary of $65,220 per year. This is lower than the average salary for occupational therapists in the state.