Pensacola, FL (population: 52,942) has two occupational therapy assistant schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of South Alabama, the highest ranked school in this group with an occupational therapy assistant program, has a total student population of 14,522. It is the 2715th highest ranked school in the USA and the 20th highest in the state of Alabama (#1 is Auburn University Main Campus).
Occupational Therapy Assistant students from Pensacola 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.
Pensacola lies in Escambia county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent area has 152,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $18/hr average worker wage, and a $36,740 average annual salary.
Of the 2 occupational therapy assistant schools with a 100-mile radius of Pensacola, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of South Alabama comes out as the most expensive ($9,002/yr) for occupational therapy assistant students, with Columbia Southern University as the lowest, reported at only $5,292/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Pensacola|
|Orange Beach||AL||-||1||9.16962||21||25.0 miles|
|Fort Walton Beach||FL||-||1||18.8268||27||34.2 miles|
|Bay Minette||AL||-||1||14.4825||35||46.3 miles|