Boston has a total population of 589,141 and a student population of 123,722. Of these students, 31,960 are enrolled in schools that offer occupational therapy programs.
Of the 1 occupational therapy schools in Boston, the largest occupational therapy school, by student population, is Boston University. In 2010, approximately 47 students graduated from the Occupational Therapy program at Boston University.
A total of 47 students graduated with credentials in occupational therapy from occupational therapy schools in Boston in 2010. If you decide to attend a occupational therapy school in Boston, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $38,440.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $940 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a occupational therapy program in Boston. And if you live on campus at one of the Boston-based occupational therapy schools, you will have an added expense of $12,140 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $44,900.
After graduating with your credentials in occupational therapy, if you decide to work as an occupational therapist in Boston, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 2 occupational therapists in Massachusetts were working in the greater Boston area. Boston's occupational therapist workforce is projected to increase by 16% 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 Boston is $73,630 per year, which is lower than the average for occupational therapists state-wide.