Florida contains twelve schools that offer occupational therapy programs. Florida International University, the highest-ranking occupational therapy school in FL, has a total student population of 39,610 and is the 197th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 12 occupational therapy schools in Florida, only 7 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach comes out as the most expensive ($32,229/yr), with St Petersburg College as the lowest recorded at only $5,768/yr.
Occupational Therapy students from Florida 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 Florida alone, there are 1,110 employed occupational therapist assistants earning an average yearly salary of $57,750. Occupational therapists in this state earn $73,090/yr and there are 5,730 employed.
Also, within the occupational therapy schools in Florida, the average student population is 3,322 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from occupational therapy, there are 7625 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,875 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,879, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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