With an overall population of 77,145 and a student population of 38,972, approximately 24,576 of Kalamazoo students attend one of Kalamazoo's schools that offer occupational therapy programs.
Kalamazoo's largest occupational therapy school is Western Michigan University. In 2010, Western Michigan University graduated approximately 112 students from its occupational therapy program.
A total of 112 students graduated with credentials in occupational therapy from occupational therapy schools in Kalamazoo in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,298 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Kalamazoo occupational therapy schools was an average of $31,418 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for occupational therapy related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,784 per year, on average, for room and board at Kalamazoo-based occupational therapy schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,770.
If you decide to work as an occupational therapist in Kalamazoo, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 4,290 occupational therapists in Michigan, 130 were working in the greater Kalamazoo area. By the year 2018, the number of occupational therapists is expected to increase by 23% in Kalamazoo. 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 Kalamazoo is $61,110 per year, which is lower than the average for occupational therapists state-wide.