Erie, PA (population: 103,895) has one occupational therapy school within its city limits. Gannon University has a total student population of 4,238. It is the 2022nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 172nd highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
Occupational Therapy students from Erie 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.
Erie lies in Erie county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the Erie area has 126,150 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3.9% unemployment rate, $17.41/hr average worker wage, and a $36,220 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Gannon University ends up costing a student $21,655/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Erie|
|New Wilmington||PA||-||1||66.0236||69||70.8 miles|
|Highland Heights||OH||-||2||31.299||116||82.0 miles|
|Niagara Falls||NY||50,692||1||24.6139||10||85.9 miles|
|Cleveland Heights||OH||44,848||1||34.6777||3||87.1 miles|
|Warrensville Heights||OH||-||1||16.9884||13||88.0 miles|
|Cuyahoga Falls||OH||51,250||1||27.2194||16||99.4 miles|