Occupational Therapy Schools In Arkansas

Occupational Therapy classes faculty can choose to work at one of 5 accredited occupational therapy schools in Arkansas. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in occupational therapy in the state of Arkansas, which encompasses occupational therapy training at the following levels:

  • Occupational Therapy Certificate
  • Associates degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Masters degree in Occupational Therapy


Schools

  1. Baptist Health Schools-Little Rock

    11900 Col Glenn Rd Ste 1000, Little Rock, Arkansas 72210-2820

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  2. University of Central Arkansas

    201 Donaghey Ave, Conway, Arkansas 72035-0001

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  3. East Arkansas Community College

    1700 Newcastle Rd, Forrest City, Arkansas 72335

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  4. Pulaski Technical College

    3000 W Scenic Dr, North Little Rock, Arkansas 72118-3347

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  5. South Arkansas Community College

    300 S West Ave, El Dorado, Arkansas 71731-7010

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Arkansas Vs. National Occupational Therapy Employment

Arkansas 1,000
National 135,200

Approximately 1% of the country's occupational therapy professionals work in Arkansas state.

Employment Growth for Occupational therapy professionals In Arkansas

900 960 1,010 1,040 1,000
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of occupational therapy professionals is growing in Arkansas. 100 more occupational therapy professionals were working in Arkansas in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Arkansas, this field has grown by 11% in four years. This growth is slower than the change in the number of occupational therapy professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of occupational therapy professionals has grown by 13% from 2006 to 2010.

Occupational Therapy VS. All Professions salaries in Arkansas

$32,477 $49,327 $49,053 $49,360 $48,070
$36,627 $39,363 $40,932 $42,668 $43,359
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Occupational Therapy
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by occupational therapy professionals is increasing in Arkansas. The mean salary for occupational therapy professionals in 2006 was $32,477 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $48,070 per year.

Salary percentiles for Occupational therapy professionals in Arkansas

10th percentile
$29,380
25th percentile
$35,210
50th percentile
$47,580
75th percentile
$58,693
90th percentile
$70,863

Thus, occupational therapy professionals' salaries grew by 32% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 141% pay differential between the highest paid occupational therapy professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of occupational therapy in Arkansas.

Average Salaries for Occupational therapy professionals and related professions in Arkansas

Clinical Psychology
$62,552
Forensic Psychology
$79,140
Occupational Therapy
$48,070
Psychology
$79,140
School Psychology
$69,070
Sociology
$54,320
Sports Psychology
$69,070

In Arkansas, occupational therapy professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Occupational Therapy programs available for each degree type for all schools in Arkansas

associate
3
bachelor
0
master
1
doctor
0
Certificate
1
Total5

The number of students graduating from the 5 accredited occupational therapy schools in Arkansas is increasing. In 2006 there were 47 occupational therapy graduates from occupational therapy courses in Arkansas and in 2010 there were 90 graduates.

Thus there was a 91% percent increase in the number of occupational therapy school degree or certificate graduates in Arkansas. 60% of these graduates received a associate's degree in occupational therapy.

Occupational Therapy Faculty Salaries in Arkansas

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