Pittsburgh, PA (population: 305,708) has five occupational therapy assistant schools within its city limits. Duquesne University, the highest ranked school in the city with an occupational therapy assistant program, has a total student population of 10,294. It is the 166th highest ranked school in the USA and the 12th highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania). To learn more about occupational therapy assistant programs in Pittsburgh, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of occupational therapy assistant professors at Duquesne University such as Jeryl Benson.
Occupational Therapy Assistant students from Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh area alone, there are 160 employed occupational therapist aides earning an average salary of $33,480. Occupational therapist assistants in this area earn $47,100/yr and there are 700 employed.
Pittsburgh lies in Allegheny county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the Pittsburgh area has 1,114,880 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.5% unemployment rate, $19.93/hr average worker wage, and a $41,450 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.627 out of every 1000 jobs in Pittsburgh are held by occupational therapist assistants, and 0.143/1000 are held by occupational therapist aides.
Of the 5 occupational therapy assistant schools in Pittsburgh, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kaplan Career Institute-ICM Campus comes out as the most expensive ($27,644/yr) for occupational therapy assistant students, with Community College of Allegheny County as the lowest, reported at only $6,309/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Pittsburgh|
|New Wilmington||PA||-||1||66.0236||69||50.7 miles|
|Saint Clairsville||OH||-||2||11.9339||47||54.6 miles|
|New Philadelphia||OH||-||2||20.6614||41||77.2 miles|
|North Canton||OH||-||2||20.0373||113||80.5 miles|
|Bel Air||MD||-||2||17.834||59||84.3 miles|
|Cuyahoga Falls||OH||51,250||1||27.2194||16||95.1 miles|