With an overall population of 48,715 and a student population of 29,104, approximately 28,916 of Chapel Hill students attend one of Chapel Hill's schools that offer occupational therapy programs.
The largest occupational therapy school in Chapel Hill, by student population, is University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 2010, approximately 19 students graduated from the Occupational Therapy program at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
In 2010, 19 students graduated with an occupational therapy degree from one of Chapel Hill's occupational therapy schools. If you decide to attend one of Chapel Hill's occupational therapy schools, you can expect to pay an average of $17,851 per year in instate tuition and $35,739 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a occupational therapy program in Chapel Hill. And if you live on campus at one of the Chapel Hill-based occupational therapy schools, you will have an added expense of $8,450 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,753.
After graduating with your credentials in occupational therapy, if you decide to work as an occupational therapist in Chapel Hill, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 10 occupational therapists in North Carolina were working in the greater Chapel Hill area. Chapel Hill's occupational therapist workforce is projected to increase by 19% 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 Chapel Hill is $68,000 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for occupational therapists.