Richmond has a general population of 27,152 and an overall student population of 16,268. Approximately 16,268 of Richmond's students are enrolled in schools that offer occupational therapy programs.
Richmond's largest occupational therapy school is Eastern Kentucky University. In 2010, approximately 87 students graduated from the Occupational Therapy program at Eastern Kentucky University.
A reported 87 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 $15,592 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 $26,560 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for occupational therapy related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,020 per year, on average, for room and board at Richmond-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 Richmond, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 10 occupational therapists in Kentucky were working in the greater Richmond area. The government projects that the number of occupational therapists in Richmond will increase by 32% 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 $72,760 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for occupational therapists.