Rancho Cucamonga, CA (population: 176,424) has five occupational therapy schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Southern California, the highest ranked school in this group with an occupational therapy 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 programs in Rancho Cucamonga, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of occupational therapy professors at University of Southern California such as Kate Crowley, and Kim Morris-Eggleston.
Occupational Therapy students from Rancho Cucamonga 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. In fact, in the Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario area alone, there are 180 employed occupational therapist assistants earning an average salary of $52,870. Occupational therapists in this area earn $82,940/yr and there are 350 employed.
Rancho Cucamonga lies in San Bernardino county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario area has 1,197,590 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,840 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Rancho Cucamonga are held by occupational therapists, and 0/1000 are held by occupational therapist assistants.
Of the 5 occupational therapy schools with a 100-mile radius of Rancho Cucamonga, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Southern California comes out as the most expensive ($25,638/yr) for occupational therapy 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 Rancho Cucamonga|
|La Verne||CA||-||1||61.7321||71||11.4 miles|
|Chino Hills||CA||74,322||0||-||0||14.6 miles|
|Diamond Bar||CA||57,662||0||-||0||16.1 miles|
|San Bernardino||CA||199,314||10||20.0516||225||16.1 miles|
|Yorba Linda||CA||67,194||0||-||0||19.6 miles|
|West Covina||CA||106,032||5||23.6693||37||20.1 miles|
|Hacienda Heights||CA||52,748||0||-||0||24.4 miles|
|Garden Grove||CA||167,800||4||26.4852||22||32.5 miles|
|Lake Elsinore||CA||56,703||0||-||0||34.3 miles|
|East Los Angeles||CA||135,682||0||-||0||34.9 miles|
|Mission Viejo||CA||95,388||1||19.6994||137||35.6 miles|
|Fountain Valley||CA||56,133||3||26.6774||70||35.8 miles|