Seattle has a general population of 563,374 and an overall student population of 95,293. Approximately 45,943 of Seattle's students are enrolled in schools that offer occupational therapy programs.
The largest occupational therapy school in Seattle, by student population, is University of Washington-Seattle Campus. In 2010, University of Washington-Seattle Campus graduated approximately 23 students from its occupational therapy program.
In 2010, 23 students graduated with an occupational therapy degree in Seattle. Tuition in 2009 at Seattle's occupational therapy schools was $20,445 per year for instate students and $37,120 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,035 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a occupational therapy program in Seattle. And if you live on campus at one of the Seattle-based occupational therapy schools, you will have an added expense of $9,693 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $11,496.
If you decide to work as an occupational therapist in Seattle, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 2 occupational therapists in Washington State were working in the greater Seattle area. The number of occupational therapists in Seattle is expected to increase by 21% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for occupational therapists.
As an occupational therapist in Seattle, you can expect to make an average salary of $71,700 per year. This is lower than the average salary for occupational therapists in the state.