Worcester, Massachusetts has 2 occupational therapy schools for you to consider if you are interested in pursuing a degree in occupational therapy. Worcester has a general population of 172,648 and an overall student population of 31,163. Approximately 13,822 of Worcester's students are enrolled in schools that offer occupational therapy programs.
The largest occupational therapy school in Worcester, by student population, is Worcester State University. In 2010, Worcester State University graduated approximately 30 students from its occupational therapy program.
In 2010, 44 students graduated with an occupational therapy degree from one of Worcester's occupational therapy schools. Tuition in 2009 at Worcester's occupational therapy schools was $19,356 per year for instate students and $25,436 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $852 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a occupational therapy program in Worcester. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,067 per year, on average, for room and board at Worcester-based occupational therapy schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,030.
Many occupational therapy graduates choose to work as occupational therapists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Worcester, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 10 occupational therapists in Massachusetts were working in the greater Worcester area. Worcester's occupational therapist workforce is projected to increase by 16% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for occupational therapists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an occupational therapist in Worcester is $70,590 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for occupational therapists.
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