Indianapolis, IN (population: 803,930) has four occupational therapy assistant schools within its city limits. Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis, the highest ranked school in the city with an occupational therapy assistant program, has a total student population of 30,383. It is the 419th highest ranked school in the USA and the 15th highest in the state of Indiana (#1 is Indiana University-Bloomington).
Occupational Therapy Assistant students from Indianapolis 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.
Indianapolis lies in Marion county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Indianapolis-Carmel area has 870,660 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $20.15/hr average worker wage, and a $41,900 average annual salary.
Of the 4 occupational therapy assistant schools in Indianapolis, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Brown Mackie College-Indianapolis comes out as the most expensive ($19,781/yr) for occupational therapy assistant students, with Ivy Tech Community College-Central Indiana as the lowest, reported at only $11,072/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Indianapolis|
|West Lafayette||IN||-||1||78.6553||122||60.0 miles|
|Terre Haute||IN||60,269||5||28.5376||204||68.9 miles|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||86.8 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||98.5 miles|