Occupational Therapy Schools In South Dakota

Occupational Therapy classes faculty can choose to work at one of 2 accredited occupational therapy schools in South Dakota. The trends in South Dakota's 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:


Schools

  1. Lake Area Technical Institute

    230 11th St NE, Watertown, South Dakota 57201-0730

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  2. University of South Dakota

    414 E Clark St, Vermillion, South Dakota 57069-2390

    194 U.S. News National University Ranking
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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

South Dakota Vs. National Occupational Therapy Employment

South Dakota 330
National 135,200

Of all of the occupational therapy professionals in the country, nearly 0% are in the state of South Dakota.

Employment Growth for Occupational therapy professionals In South Dakota

280 290 310 320 330
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of occupational therapy professionals is growing in South Dakota. 50 more occupational therapy professionals were working in South Dakota in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of occupational therapy has grown by 18% in South Dakota. 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 South Dakota

$40,455 $43,405 $45,420 $46,820 $46,655
$38,163 $39,417 $40,567 $40,767 $40,691
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Occupational Therapy
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In South Dakota, as the number of occupational therapy professionals is growing, the salaries earned by occupational therapy professionals are increasing. In 2006 occupational therapy professionals made a mean salary of $40,455 per year, and in 2010 they made $46,655 per year.

Salary percentiles for Occupational therapy professionals in South Dakota

10th percentile
$35,855
25th percentile
$41,340
50th percentile
$46,895
75th percentile
$52,615
90th percentile
$57,485

Thus, occupational therapy professionals' salaries grew by 13% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of occupational therapy, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid occupational therapy professionals earning 60% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in South Dakota state.

Average Salaries for Occupational therapy professionals and related professions in South Dakota

Clinical Psychology
$50,957
Forensic Psychology
$72,700
Occupational Therapy
$46,655
Psychology
$72,700
School Psychology
$72,700
Sociology
$56,000
Sports Psychology
$72,700

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

Educational Trends

Occupational Therapy programs available for each degree type for all schools in South Dakota

associate
1
bachelor
0
master
1
doctor
0
Certificate
0
Total2

As the number of occupational therapy professionals is increasing in South Dakota state, the number of students graduating from the 2 accredited occupational therapy schools in South Dakota state is also increasing. In 2006 there were 20 occupational therapy graduates from occupational therapy courses in South Dakota and in 2010 there were 31 graduates.

This represents a 55% increase in the number of occupational therapy degree or certificate school graduates in South Dakota state. Most of these graduates, or 50%, earned an associate's degree in occupational therapy.

Occupational Therapy Faculty Salaries in South Dakota

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We are now in the process of collecting data for the number of occupational therapy faculty in South Dakota, growth in the field of occupational therapy academia and occupational therapy faculty salaries in South Dakota. If you are involved in teaching occupational therapy courses to students at the associates degree in occupational therapy, and masters degree in occupational therapy levels, please take a moment to anonymously submit your information to help us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future faculty in the field of occupational therapy in South Dakota. Once you submit your information, you will get a chance to see the data we have collected thus far.

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