Baltimore has a general population of 651,154 and an overall student population of 99,295. Approximately 21,177 of Baltimore's students are enrolled in schools that offer occupational therapy programs.
Towson University is the largest occupational therapy school in Baltimore, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 92 students graduated from the Occupational Therapy program at Towson University.
In 2010, 92 students graduated with an occupational therapy degree from one of Baltimore's occupational therapy schools. Tuition in 2009 at Baltimore's occupational therapy schools was $20,766 per year for instate students and $31,580 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,080 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a occupational therapy program in Baltimore. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,504 per year, on average, for room and board at Baltimore-based occupational therapy schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,020.
If you plan on staying in Baltimore after graduating from occupational therapy school, you should know that job prospects for occupational therapists in Baltimore, which is the most popular occupational therapy profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 2 occupational therapists in Maryland were working in the greater Baltimore area. The government projects that the number of occupational therapists in Baltimore will increase by 29% 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 Baltimore is $79,250 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for occupational therapists.