Reno, NV (population: 221,051) has seventeen occupational therapy assistant schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. University of Southern California, the highest ranked school in this group with an occupational therapy assistant program, has a total student population of 34,824. It is the 10th highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles). To learn more about occupational therapy assistant programs in Reno, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of occupational therapy assistant professors at University of Southern California such as Kate Crowley, and Kim Morris-Eggleston.
Occupational Therapy Assistant students from Reno 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.
Reno lies in Washoe county, which is one of the 8 counties in Nevada. Overall, the Reno-Sparks area has 199,330 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $19.92/hr average worker wage, and a $41,440 average annual salary.
Of the 17 occupational therapy assistant schools with a 500-mile radius of Reno, only 9 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Dominican University of California comes out as the most expensive ($30,552/yr) for occupational therapy assistant students, with California State University-Dominguez Hills as the lowest, reported at only $2,451/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Reno|
|Carson City||NV||54,870||1||8.29894||62||27.3 miles|
|South Lake Tahoe||CA||-||1||18.5751||60||42.9 miles|