Durham has a general population of 187,035 and an overall student population of 29,266. Approximately 5,578 of Durham's students are enrolled in schools that offer occupational therapy programs.
Of the 1 occupational therapy schools in Durham, the largest occupational therapy school, by student population, is Durham Technical Community College. In 2010, Durham Technical Community College graduated approximately 9 students with credentials in occupational therapy.
In 2010, 9 students graduated with an occupational therapy degree in Durham. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $1,680 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for occupational therapy related books and supplies every year.
If you decide to work as an occupational therapist in Durham, your job prospects are good. There were 2,720 occupational therapists working in North Carolina and 260 working in the greater Durham area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of occupational therapists is expected to increase by 19% in Durham. 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 Durham is $68,000 per year, which is lower than the average for occupational therapists state-wide.