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Occupational Therapy Schools In North Carolina

In North Carolina, there are 8 accredited schools where occupational therapy classes faculty can find employment. The trends in North Carolina'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. Cabarrus College of Health Sciences

    401 Medical Park Drive, Concord, North Carolina 28025-3959

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Cape Fear Community College

    411 North Front Street, Wilmington, North Carolina 28401-3910

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Durham Technical Community College

    1637 Lawson St, Durham, North Carolina 27703-5023

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. East Carolina University

    East 5th Street, Greenville, North Carolina 27858-4353

    194 U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Lenoir-Rhyne University

    625 7th Avenue NE, Hickory, North Carolina 28601

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    103 South Bldg Cb 9100, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599

    29 U.S. News National University Ranking
  7. Pitt Community College

    1986 Pitt Tech Road, Winterville, North Carolina 28590

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  8. Winston-Salem State University

    601 Martin Luther King Jr Dr, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27110-0001

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Professional Trends

North Carolina Vs. National Occupational Therapy Employment

North Carolina 3,650
National 135,200

Approximately 3% of the country's occupational therapy professionals work in North Carolina state.

Employment Growth for Occupational therapy professionals In North Carolina

3,020 3,320 3,690 3,810 3,650
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Occupational Therapy is a growing field in North Carolina. In North Carolina, 630 more occupational therapy professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of occupational therapy professionals has grown by 21%. 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 North Carolina

$41,887 $46,060 $49,067 $53,523 $53,000
$42,193 $43,618 $45,387 $46,982 $48,254
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Occupational Therapy
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by occupational therapy professionals is increasing in North Carolina. The mean salary for occupational therapy professionals in 2006 was $41,887 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $53,000 per year.

Salary percentiles for Occupational therapy professionals in North Carolina

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This represents a growth in salaries of 21%. 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 110% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in North Carolina state.

Average Salaries for Occupational therapy professionals and related professions in North Carolina

Clinical Psychology
Forensic Psychology
Occupational Therapy
Organizational Psychology
School Psychology
Sports Psychology

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

Educational Trends

Occupational Therapy programs available for each degree type for all schools in North Carolina


The number of students graduating from the 8 accredited occupational therapy schools in North Carolina is increasing. In 2006, 108 students graduated from occupational therapy courses in North Carolina. And in 2010, 145 students graduated.

There was an increase in the number of occupational therapy school degree or certificate graduates in North Carolina by 34%. 40% of these graduates received a associate's degree in occupational therapy.

Occupational Therapy Faculty Salaries in North Carolina

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Currently we are in the process of collecting data for the number of occupational therapy faculty in North Carolina, growth in the field of occupational therapy academia and faculty salaries in North Carolina. If you are involved in teaching occupational therapy courses to students at the associates degree in occupational therapy, bachelors degree in occupational therapy, masters degree in occupational therapy, and doctoral 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 North Carolina. A summary of the information we have collected thus far will appear once you submit your information.

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