With an overall population of 54,405 and a student population of 17,065, approximately 15,051 of Union students attend one of Union's schools that offer occupational therapy programs.
The largest occupational therapy school in Union, by student population, is Kean University. In 2010, approximately 29 students graduated from the Occupational Therapy program at Kean University.
A total of 29 students graduated with credentials in occupational therapy from occupational therapy schools in Union in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Union's occupational therapy schools was $25,184 per year for instate students and $29,819 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,800 for occupational therapy related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Union-based occupational therapy schools, you will have an added expense of $12,237 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $15,204.
If you decide to work as an occupational therapist in Union, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 3,250 occupational therapists in New Jersey, 870 were working in the greater Union area. By the year 2018, the number of occupational therapists is expected to increase by 16% in Union. 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 Union is $82,340 per year, which is higher than the average for occupational therapists state-wide.