Wilmington has a general population of 75,838 and an overall student population of 22,941. Approximately 9,001 of Wilmington's students are enrolled in schools that offer occupational therapy programs.
The largest occupational therapy school in Wilmington, by student population, is Cape Fear Community College. Approximately 22 students graduated in 2010 from Cape Fear Community College with credentials in occupational therapy.
In 2010, 22 students graduated with an occupational therapy degree in Wilmington. If you decide to attend a occupational therapy school in Wilmington, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $1,737.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,260 for occupational therapy related books and supplies each year.
After graduating with your credentials in occupational therapy, if you decide to work as an occupational therapist in Wilmington, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 18 occupational therapists in North Carolina were working in the greater Wilmington area. Wilmington's occupational therapist workforce is projected to increase by 19% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for occupational therapists.
As an occupational therapist in Wilmington, you can expect to make an average salary of $62,930 per year. This is lower than the average salary for occupational therapists in the state.