Boaz, AL has six occupational therapy assistant schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Southern Adventist University, the highest ranked school in this group with an occupational therapy assistant program, has a total student population of 2,891. It is the 2316th highest ranked school in the USA and the 56th highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
Occupational Therapy Assistant students from Boaz schools who go on to become occupational therapy assistants, medical assistants, medical office assistants, registered occupational therapists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 26,680 people working as occupational therapist assistants alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $50,830. Also, Occupational therapist aides make on average $28,890 per year and there are about 8,040 of them employed in the US today.
Boaz lies in Etowah county, which is one of the 67 counties in Alabama. Overall, the Gadsden area has 35,040 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 4% unemployment rate, $16/hr average worker wage, and a $33,080 average annual salary.
Of the 6 occupational therapy assistant schools with a 100-mile radius of Boaz, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Oakwood University comes out as the most expensive ($24,801/yr) for occupational therapy assistant students, with George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville as the lowest, reported at only $7,211/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Boaz|
|Mount Berry||GA||-||1||63.3969||60||56.5 miles|
|Rock Spring||GA||-||1||1.08982||0||68.1 miles|
|Alexander City||AL||-||1||11.6004||38||87.8 miles|