With an overall population of 21,518 and a student population of 4,177, approximately 4,085 of Cumberland students attend one of Cumberland's schools that offer occupational therapy programs.
Of the 1 occupational therapy schools in Cumberland, the largest occupational therapy school, by student population, is Allegany College of Maryland. In 2010, Allegany College of Maryland graduated approximately 12 students from its occupational therapy program.
A total of 12 students graduated with credentials in occupational therapy from occupational therapy schools in Cumberland in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $18,163 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Cumberland occupational therapy schools was an average of $19,273 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,100 for occupational therapy related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,000 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $13,823.
After graduating with your credentials in occupational therapy, if you decide to work as an occupational therapist in Cumberland, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 34 occupational therapists in Maryland were working in the greater Cumberland area. By the year 2018, the number of occupational therapists is expected to increase by 29% in Cumberland. 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 Cumberland is $67,690 per year, which is lower than the average for occupational therapists state-wide.