Greenville has a total population of 60,476 and a student population of 27,955. Of these students, 27,654 are enrolled in schools that offer occupational therapy programs.
Greenville's largest occupational therapy school is East Carolina University. In 2010, East Carolina University graduated approximately 20 students from its occupational therapy program.
In 2010, 20 students graduated with an occupational therapy degree in Greenville. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $16,502 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Greenville occupational therapy schools was an average of $27,336 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,075 for occupational therapy related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Greenville-based occupational therapy schools, you will have an added expense of $7,800 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,702.
If you decide to work as an occupational therapist in Greenville, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 2,720 occupational therapists in North Carolina, 60 were working in the greater Greenville area. The number of occupational therapists in Greenville is expected to increase by 19% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for occupational therapists.
As an occupational therapist in Greenville, you can expect to make an average salary of $78,820 per year. This is higher than the average salary for occupational therapists in the state.