Occupational Therapy Schools In Tennessee

There are 8 accredited occupational therapy schools in Tennessee for faculty who teach occupational therapy classes to choose from. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of occupational therapy and occupational therapy training in Tennessee, which includes occupational therapy training at the following levels:


Schools

  1. Belmont University

    1900 Belmont Blvd, Nashville, Tennessee 37212-3757

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  2. Lipscomb University

    One University Park Drive, Nashville, Tennessee 37204-3951

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  3. Milligan College

    1 Blowers Blvd., Milligan College, Tennessee 37682

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  4. Nashville State Community College

    120 White Bridge Rd, Nashville, Tennessee 37209-4515

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  5. Roane State Community College

    276 Patton Lane, Harriman, Tennessee 37748

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  6. Southern Adventist University

    4881 Taylor Cir, Collegedale, Tennessee 37315-0370

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  7. The University of Tennessee

    527 Andy Holt Tower, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996

    101 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  8. Tennessee State University

    3500 John Merritt Blvd, Nashville, Tennessee 37209-1561

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Tennessee Vs. National Occupational Therapy Employment

Tennessee 2,830
National 135,200

Approximately 2% of the country's occupational therapy professionals work in Tennessee state.

Employment Growth for Occupational therapy professionals In Tennessee

1,780 1,920 2,110 2,800 2,830
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Tennessee, the field of occupational therapy is growing. In 2010 there were 1,050 more occupational therapy professionals working in Tennessee than there were in 2006. This represents a 59% growth in the field. This growth is faster than the national trend for occupational therapy professionals which shows a 13% increase in the number of occupational therapy professionals working around the nation.

Occupational Therapy VS. All Professions salaries in Tennessee

$48,830 $47,873 $51,567 $50,143 $52,590
$40,013 $42,768 $44,223 $45,004 $44,949
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Occupational Therapy
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by occupational therapy professionals is increasing in Tennessee. Occupational therapy professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $48,830 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $52,590 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Occupational therapy professionals in Tennessee

10th percentile
$34,973
25th percentile
$41,527
50th percentile
$48,027
75th percentile
$60,733
90th percentile
$77,570

Thus, occupational therapy professionals' salaries grew by 7% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 122% 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 Tennessee.

Average Salaries for Occupational therapy professionals and related professions in Tennessee

Clinical Psychology
$51,448
Forensic Psychology
$70,535
Occupational Therapy
$52,590
Psychology
$70,535
School Psychology
$60,980
Sociology
$55,300
Sports Psychology
$60,980

In Tennessee, 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 Tennessee

associate
3
bachelor
1
master
4
doctor
1
Certificate
0
Total9

As the number of occupational therapy professionals is increasing in Tennessee state, the number of students graduating from the 8 accredited occupational therapy schools in Tennessee state is also increasing. In Tennessee, there were 128 graduates in 2006. And there were 180 graduates from occupational therapy courses in 2010.

There was an increase in the number of occupational therapy school degree or certificate graduates in Tennessee by 41%. Most of these graduates, or 44%, earned a master's degree in occupational therapy.

Occupational Therapy Faculty Salaries in Tennessee

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