Florida contains thirteen schools that offer occupational therapy assistant programs. Florida International University, the highest-ranking occupational therapy assistant school in FL, has a total student population of 39,610 and is the 197th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 13 occupational therapy assistant schools in Florida, only 8 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach comes out as the most expensive ($32,229/yr), with St Petersburg College as the lowest recorded at only $5,768/yr.
Occupational Therapy Assistant students from Florida 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 Florida alone, there are 270 employed occupational therapist aides earning an average yearly salary of $27,450. Occupational therapist assistants in this state earn $57,750/yr and there are 1,110 employed.
Also, within the occupational therapy assistant schools in Florida, the average student population is 3,322 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from occupational therapy assistant, there are 7625 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,875 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,879, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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