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Occupational Therapy Schools In Iowa

Iowa has 3 accredited occupational therapy schools where occupational therapy faculty who teach occupational therapy classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in occupational therapy in the state of Iowa, which encompasses occupational therapy training at the following levels:


  1. Kirkwood Community College

    6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52406-2068

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  2. Saint Ambrose University

    518 W Locust St, Davenport, Iowa 52803-2898

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  3. Western Iowa Tech Community College

    4647 Stone Ave, Sioux City, Iowa 51102-5199

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Professional Trends

Iowa Vs. National Occupational Therapy Employment

Iowa 1,260
National 135,200

Approximately 1% of the country's occupational therapy professionals work in Iowa state.

Employment Growth for Occupational therapy professionals In Iowa

1,190 1,260 1,190 1,040 1,260
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Iowa, the field of occupational therapy is growing. There were 70 more occupational therapy professionals working in Iowa in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Iowa, this field has grown by 6% 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 Iowa

$36,630 $41,727 $42,853 $44,737 $46,117
$40,051 $42,531 $43,384 $44,580 $45,125
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Occupational Therapy
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to occupational therapy professionals are growing in Iowa. The mean salary for occupational therapy professionals in 2006 was $36,630 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $46,117 per year.

Salary percentiles for Occupational therapy professionals in Iowa

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25th percentile
50th percentile
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90th percentile

This represents a growth in salaries of 21%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 82% 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 Iowa.

Average Salaries for Occupational therapy professionals and related professions in Iowa

Clinical Psychology
Forensic Psychology
Occupational Therapy
School Psychology
Sports Psychology

In Iowa, 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 Iowa


As the number of occupational therapy professionals is increasing in Iowa state, the number of students graduating from the 3 accredited occupational therapy schools in Iowa state is also increasing. In Iowa, there were 37 graduates in 2006. And there were 46 graduates from occupational therapy courses in 2010.

There was an increase in the number of occupational therapy school degree or certificate graduates in Iowa by 24%. A majority of these graduates, or 67%, graduated with a associate's degree in occupational therapy.

Occupational Therapy Faculty Salaries in Iowa

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