If you decide that you want to get an occupational therapy degree, then you might want to consider attending one of the 2 occupational therapy schools in Grand Rapids, Michigan. With an overall population of 197,800 and a student population of 38,883, approximately 21,036 of Grand Rapids students attend one of Grand Rapids's schools that offer occupational therapy programs.
Of the 2 occupational therapy schools in Grand Rapids, the largest occupational therapy school, by student population, is Grand Rapids Community College. In 2010, approximately 19 students graduated from the Occupational Therapy program at Grand Rapids Community College.
In 2010, 23 students graduated with an occupational therapy degree in Grand Rapids. If you decide to attend a occupational therapy school in Grand Rapids, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $13,171.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,252 for occupational therapy related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Grand Rapids-based occupational therapy schools, you will have an added expense of $8,275 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $19,222.
If you decide to work as an occupational therapist in Grand Rapids, your job prospects are good. There were 4,290 occupational therapists working in Michigan and 460 working in the greater Grand Rapids area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of occupational therapists is expected to increase by 23% in Grand Rapids. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for occupational therapists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an occupational therapist in Grand Rapids is $63,810 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for occupational therapists.
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