Fairfield, CA (population: 104,184) has four occupational therapy schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Dominican University of California, the highest ranked school in this group with an occupational therapy program, has a total student population of 2,094. It is the 492nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 32nd highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Occupational Therapy students from Fairfield schools who go on to become occupational therapists, therapists, occupational therapy assistants, counseling psychologists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 97,840 people working as occupational therapists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $70,680. Also, Occupational therapist assistants make on average $50,830 per year and there are about 26,680 of them employed in the US today.
Fairfield lies in Solano county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Vallejo-Fairfield area has 121,990 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $22/hr average worker wage, and a $46,380 average annual salary.
Of the 4 occupational therapy schools with a 100-mile radius of Fairfield, only 2 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 students, with Sacramento City College as the lowest, reported at only $6,945/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Fairfield|
|Walnut Creek||CA||64,055||0||-||0||24.2 miles|
|West Sacramento||CA||50,542||1||29.8049||4||34.1 miles|
|Castro Valley||CA||65,952||0||-||0||37.4 miles|
|San Leandro||CA||78,904||1||29.9223||11||37.8 miles|
|San Francisco||CA||817,411||21||17.5697||455||40.0 miles|
|Union City||CA||76,462||1||13.7752||0||45.0 miles|
|South San Francisco||CA||64,345||0||-||0||45.8 miles|
|Rancho Cordova||CA||65,274||3||17.1477||50||46.8 miles|
|San Mateo||CA||93,990||1||15.1982||101||50.0 miles|
|Santa Clara||CA||112,889||4||29.9373||188||61.0 miles|