Orangeburg has a general population of 3,388 and an overall student population of 2,665. Approximately 2,099 of Orangeburg's students are enrolled in schools that offer occupational therapy programs.
The largest occupational therapy school in Orangeburg, by student population, is Dominican College of Blauvelt. Approximately 40 students graduated in 2010 from Dominican College of Blauvelt with credentials in occupational therapy.
In 2010, 40 students graduated with an occupational therapy degree in Orangeburg. In 2009 tuition at occupational therapy schools in Orangeburg was $21,120 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,400 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a occupational therapy program in Orangeburg. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $10,150 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $24,520.
Many occupational therapy graduates choose to work as occupational therapists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Orangeburg, your job prospects are good. There were 7,570 occupational therapists working in New York and 3,880 working in the greater Orangeburg area in 2010. The number of occupational therapists in Orangeburg is expected to increase by 15% by the year 2018. 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 Orangeburg is $70,820 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for occupational therapists.