Occupational Therapy Schools In California

There are 10 accredited occupational therapy schools in California for faculty who teach occupational therapy classes to choose from. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the occupational therapy academic community in California, and the future trends in occupational therapy training at the following levels:

  • Occupational Therapy Certificate
  • Associates degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Bachelors degree in Occupational Therapy


Schools

  1. California State University-Dominguez Hills

    1000 E Victoria St, Carson, California 90747-0005

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  2. Dominican University of California

    50 Acacia Ave, San Rafael, California 94901-2298

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  3. Grossmont College

    8800 Grossmont College Dr, El Cajon, California 92020-1799

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  4. Loma Linda University

    Loma Linda, California 92350

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  5. Monterey Peninsula College

    980 Fremont St, Monterey, California 93940-4799

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  6. Santa Ana College

    1530 W. 17th Street, Santa Ana, California 92706-3398

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  7. Sacramento City College

    3835 Freeport Blvd, Sacramento, California 95822-1386

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  8. Samuel Merritt University

    3100 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, California 94609

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  9. San Jose State University

    1 Washington Sq, San Jose, California 95192-0001

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  10. University of Southern California

    University Park, Los Angeles, California 90089

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

California Vs. National Occupational Therapy Employment

California 10,950
National 135,200

Of all of the occupational therapy professionals in the country, nearly 8% are in the state of California.

Employment Growth for Occupational therapy professionals In California

9,620 9,770 9,700 10,210 10,950
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Occupational Therapy is a growing field in California. There were 1,330 more occupational therapy professionals working in California in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of occupational therapy professionals has grown by 14%. This growth is faster 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 California

$51,407 $53,770 $56,017 $57,540 $58,950
$48,885 $52,410 $54,744 $56,285 $57,176
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Occupational Therapy
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to occupational therapy professionals are growing in California. The mean salary for occupational therapy professionals in 2006 was $51,407 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $58,950 per year.

Salary percentiles for Occupational therapy professionals in California

10th percentile
$39,707
25th percentile
$49,893
50th percentile
$58,990
75th percentile
$67,830
90th percentile
$80,643

This represents a growth in salaries of 13%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 103% 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 California.

Average Salaries for Occupational therapy professionals and related professions in California

Clinical Psychology
$68,115
Forensic Psychology
$89,385
Occupational Therapy
$58,950
Psychology
$89,385
School Psychology
$82,770
Sociology
$88,745
Sports Psychology
$82,770

Occupational therapy professionals in California earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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

associate
5
bachelor
2
master
6
doctor
2
Certificate
3
Total18

The number of students graduating from the 10 accredited occupational therapy schools in California is increasing. In California, there were 370 graduates in 2006. And there were 490 graduates from occupational therapy courses in 2010.

This represents a 32% increase in the number of occupational therapy degree or certificate school graduates in California state. 33% of these graduates received a master's degree in occupational therapy.

Occupational Therapy Faculty Salaries in California

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