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Occupational Therapy Schools In Colorado

Colorado has 2 accredited occupational therapy schools where occupational therapy faculty who teach occupational therapy classes can find employment. The trends in Colorado'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:


  1. Colorado State University

    102 Administration Building, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-0100

    128 U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Pueblo Community College

    900 West Orman Avenue, Pueblo, Colorado 81004-1499

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Colorado Vs. National Occupational Therapy Employment

Colorado 2,520
National 135,200

Of all of the occupational therapy professionals that work in the US, approximately 2% work in Colorado state.

Employment Growth for Occupational therapy professionals In Colorado

2,160 2,150 2,240 2,270 2,520
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Colorado, occupational therapy is a growing field. In Colorado, 360 more occupational therapy professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of occupational therapy has grown by 17% in Colorado. This is faster than the trend for occupational therapy professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of occupational therapy professionals has grown by 13% between 2006 and 2010.

Occupational Therapy VS. All Professions salaries in Colorado

$42,620 $45,587 $46,213 $49,687 $55,650
$46,058 $47,685 $48,234 $49,831 $51,291
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Occupational Therapy
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of occupational therapy professionals is growing, the salaries paid to occupational therapy professionals are increasing in Colorado. Occupational therapy professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $42,620 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $55,650 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Occupational therapy professionals in Colorado

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Thus, there was a 23% growth in occupational therapy professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Colorado, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of occupational therapy. The pay differential between the highest paid occupational therapy professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 106%

Average Salaries for Occupational therapy professionals and related professions in Colorado

Clinical Psychology
Forensic Psychology
Occupational Therapy
School Psychology
Sports Psychology

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

Educational Trends

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


As the number of occupational therapy professionals is increasing in Colorado state, the number of students graduating from the 2 accredited occupational therapy schools in Colorado state is decreasing. In 2006 there were 69 occupational therapy graduates from occupational therapy courses in Colorado and in 2010 there were 59 graduates.

Thus there was a 14% percent decrease in the number of occupational therapy school degree or certificate graduates in Colorado. 50% of these graduates received an associate's degree in occupational therapy.

Occupational Therapy Faculty Salaries in Colorado

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