Virginia contains seven schools that offer occupational therapy assistant programs. James Madison University, the highest-ranking occupational therapy assistant school in VA, has a total student population of 18,971 and is the 72nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 7 occupational therapy assistant schools in Virginia, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Shenandoah University comes out as the most expensive ($26,157/yr), with Tidewater Community College as the lowest recorded at only $4,175/yr.
Occupational Therapy Assistant students from Virginia 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 Virginia alone, there are 100 employed occupational therapist aides earning an average yearly salary of $32,110. Occupational therapist assistants in this state earn $54,870/yr and there are 680 employed.
Also, within the occupational therapy assistant schools in Virginia, the average student population is 3,287 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from occupational therapy assistant, there are 3782 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,568 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,181, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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