Occupational Therapy Schools In Illinois

Illinois has 17 accredited occupational therapy schools where occupational therapy faculty who teach occupational therapy classes can find employment. The trends in Illinois' occupational therapy academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in occupational therapy includes occupational therapy training at the following levels:

  • Associates degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Bachelors degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Masters degree in Occupational Therapy


Schools

  1. Midwestern University in Downers Grove

    555 31st Street, Downers Grove, Illinois 60515-5514

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  2. Chicago State University

    9501 S. King Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60628-1598

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  3. City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College

    4300 N Narragansett, Chicago, Illinois 60634-1500

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  4. Governors State University

    1 University Pky, University Park, Illinois 60484

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  5. University of Illinois at Chicago

    601 S Morgan, Chicago, Illinois 60607

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  6. Illinois Central College

    One College Drive, East Peoria, Illinois 61635-0001

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  7. John A Logan College

    700 Logan College Road, Carterville, Illinois 62918-2500

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  8. Kaskaskia College

    27210 College Rd, Centralia, Illinois 62801

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  9. Lewis and Clark Community College

    5800 Godfrey Rd, Godfrey, Illinois 62035

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  10. Lincoln Land Community College

    5250 Shepherd Rd, Springfield, Illinois 62794-9256

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  11. McKendree University

    701 College Rd, Lebanon, Illinois 62254-1291

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  12. Parkland College

    2400 W Bradley Ave, Champaign, Illinois 61821-1899

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  13. Rend Lake College

    468 N Ken Gray Pky, Ina, Illinois 62846

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  14. Rush University

    600 S. Paulina St. STE 440, Chicago, Illinois 60612

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  15. Shawnee Community College

    8364 Shawnee College Rd, Ullin, Illinois 62992

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  16. Southeastern Illinois College

    3575 College Road, Harrisburg, Illinois 62946

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  17. South Suburban College

    15800 South State Street, South Holland, Illinois 60473-1200

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Illinois Vs. National Occupational Therapy Employment

Illinois 6,290
National 135,200

Approximately 5% of the country's occupational therapy professionals work in Illinois state.

Employment Growth for Occupational therapy professionals In Illinois

5,670 6,130 6,560 6,260 6,290
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Illinois, the field of occupational therapy is growing. 620 more occupational therapy professionals were working in Illinois in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Illinois, 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 Illinois

$46,863 $49,877 $50,880 $52,167 $52,847
$46,261 $48,114 $49,602 $50,552 $51,250
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Occupational Therapy
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Illinois, as the number of occupational therapy professionals is growing, the salaries earned by occupational therapy professionals are increasing. Occupational therapy professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $46,863 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $52,847 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Occupational therapy professionals in Illinois

10th percentile
$30,687
25th percentile
$41,047
50th percentile
$50,827
75th percentile
$62,150
90th percentile
$77,783

Thus, there was a 11% growth in occupational therapy professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of occupational therapy, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid occupational therapy professionals earning 153% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Illinois state.

Average Salaries for Occupational therapy professionals and related professions in Illinois

Clinical Psychology
$61,968
Forensic Psychology
$81,255
Occupational Therapy
$52,847
Organizational Psychology
$65,110
Psychology
$75,873
School Psychology
$71,730
Sociology
$63,925
Sports Psychology
$71,730

In Illinois, occupational therapy professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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

associate
11
bachelor
1
master
5
doctor
1
Certificate
0
Total18

The number of students graduating from the 17 accredited occupational therapy schools in Illinois is increasing. In 2006, 176 students graduated from occupational therapy courses in Illinois. And in 2010, 231 students graduated.

Thus there was a 31% percent increase in the number of occupational therapy school degree or certificate graduates in Illinois. A majority of these graduates, or 61%, graduated with a associate's degree in occupational therapy.

Occupational Therapy Faculty Salaries in Illinois

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