South Orange has a total population of 16,964 and a student population of 9,616. Of these students, 9,616 are enrolled in schools that offer occupational therapy programs.
Of the 1 occupational therapy schools in South Orange, the largest occupational therapy school, by student population, is Seton Hall University. Approximately 17 students graduated in 2010 from Seton Hall University with credentials in occupational therapy.
A reported 17 students graduated with credentials in occupational therapy in South Orange in 2010. In 2009 tuition at occupational therapy schools in South Orange was $30,470 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,300 for occupational therapy related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $11,700 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $35,370.
Many occupational therapy graduates choose to work as occupational therapists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in South Orange, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 8 occupational therapists in New Jersey were working in the greater South Orange area. The number of occupational therapists in South Orange is expected to increase by 16% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for occupational therapists.
As an occupational therapist in South Orange, you can expect to make an average salary of $82,340 per year. This is higher than the average salary for occupational therapists in the state.