Mississippi contains nine schools that offer occupational therapy assistant programs. Hinds Community College, the highest-ranking occupational therapy assistant school in MS, has a total student population of 11,752 and is the 4160th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 9 occupational therapy assistant schools in Mississippi, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Holmes Community College comes out as the most expensive ($6,974/yr), with Northwest Mississippi Community College as the lowest recorded at only $2,877/yr.
Occupational Therapy Assistant students from Mississippi 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 Mississippi alone, there are 60 employed occupational therapist aides earning an average yearly salary of $26,370. Occupational therapist assistants in this state earn $44,680/yr and there are 210 employed.
Also, within the occupational therapy assistant schools in Mississippi, the average student population is 2,783 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from occupational therapy assistant, there are 2225 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,759 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,828, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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