Reno, NV (population: 221,051) has seventeen occupational therapy schools within a 500-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 Reno, 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 Reno 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.
Reno lies in Washoe county, which is one of the 8 counties in Nevada. Overall, the Reno-Sparks area has 199,330 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $19.92/hr average worker wage, and a $41,440 average annual salary.
Of the 17 occupational therapy schools with a 500-mile radius of Reno, only 9 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 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 Reno|
|Carson City||NV||54,870||1||8.29894||62||27.3 miles|
|South Lake Tahoe||CA||-||1||18.5751||60||42.9 miles|