Angola, NY has eight occupational therapy schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Rochester Institute of Technology, the highest ranked school in this group with an occupational therapy program, has a total student population of 15,445. It is the 137th highest ranked school in the USA and the 15th highest in the state of New York (#1 is Columbia University in the City of New York).
Occupational Therapy students from Angola 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 Buffalo-Niagara Falls area alone, there are 310 employed occupational therapist assistants earning an average salary of $36,970. Occupational therapists in this area earn $54,530/yr and there are 800 employed.
Angola lies in Erie county, which is one of the 28 counties in New York. Overall, the Buffalo-Niagara Falls area has 534,300 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $19.69/hr average worker wage, and a $40,960 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.493 out of every 1000 jobs in Angola are held by occupational therapists, and 0.580/1000 are held by occupational therapist assistants.
Of the 8 occupational therapy schools with a 100-mile radius of Angola, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Rochester Institute of Technology comes out as the most expensive ($25,524/yr) for occupational therapy students, with Erie Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,003/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Angola|
|Niagara Falls||NY||50,692||1||24.6139||10||31.2 miles|