Arkansas contains four schools that offer occupational therapy assistant programs. Baptist Health Schools-Little Rock, the highest-ranking occupational therapy assistant school in AR, has a total student population of 1,022 and is the 1356th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 occupational therapy assistant schools in Arkansas, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Baptist Health Schools-Little Rock comes out as the most expensive ($16,327/yr), with South Arkansas Community College as the lowest recorded at only $5,743/yr.
Occupational Therapy Assistant students from Arkansas 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. In fact, in the Arkansas alone, there are 70 employed occupational therapist aides earning an average yearly salary of $21,970. Occupational therapist assistants in this state earn $49,850/yr and there are 130 employed.
Also, within the occupational therapy assistant schools in Arkansas, the average student population is 2,096 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from occupational therapy assistant, there are 2695 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,969 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,307, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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