Bossier City, LA (population: 63,292) has seven occupational therapy assistant schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. The University of Texas at Tyler, the highest ranked school in this group with an occupational therapy assistant program, has a total student population of 6,201. It is the 468th highest ranked school in the USA and the 16th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Occupational Therapy Assistant students from Bossier City 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.
Bossier City lies in Bossier county, which is one of the 46 counties in Louisiana. Overall, the Shreveport-Bossier City area has 173,610 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $16.84/hr average worker wage, and a $35,020 average annual salary.
Of the 7 occupational therapy assistant schools with a 100-mile radius of Bossier City, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The University of Texas at Tyler comes out as the most expensive ($8,727/yr) for occupational therapy assistant students, with Kilgore College as the lowest, reported at only $2,728/yr.
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