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Occupational Therapy Schools In Virginia

There are 7 accredited occupational therapy schools in Virginia 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 Virginia, which includes occupational therapy training at the following levels:


  1. Jefferson College of Health Sciences

    101 Elm Avenue SE, Roanoke, Virginia 24013

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  2. J Sargeant Reynolds Community College

    1651 E Parham Road, Richmond, Virginia 23228-2327

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  3. James Madison University

    800 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807

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  4. Shenandoah University

    1460 University Dr, Winchester, Virginia 22601-5195

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  5. Southwest Virginia Community College

    369 College Road US Rt. 19, 6 Miles S. Claypool Hill, Richlands, Virginia 24641-1101

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  6. Tidewater Community College

    121 College Place, Norfolk, Virginia 23510

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  7. Virginia Commonwealth University

    910 W Franklin St, Richmond, Virginia 23284-2512

    170 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Virginia Vs. National Occupational Therapy Employment

Virginia 3,050
National 135,200

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

Employment Growth for Occupational therapy professionals In Virginia

2,530 2,670 2,900 3,050 3,050
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Virginia, the field of occupational therapy is growing. 520 more occupational therapy professionals were working in Virginia in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 21% 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 Virginia

$45,433 $49,283 $54,260 $53,977 $54,973
$46,318 $48,287 $49,095 $50,643 $51,501
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Occupational Therapy
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to occupational therapy professionals are growing in Virginia. The mean salary for occupational therapy professionals in 2006 was $45,433 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $54,973 per year.

Salary percentiles for Occupational therapy professionals in Virginia

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This represents a 17% growth in salaries. 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 107% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Virginia state.

Average Salaries for Occupational therapy professionals and related professions in Virginia

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

In Virginia, occupational therapy professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 7 accredited occupational therapy schools in Virginia is increasing. In Virginia, there were 67 graduates in 2006. And there were 114 graduates from occupational therapy courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 70% percent increase in the number of occupational therapy school degree or certificate graduates in Virginia. A majority of these graduates, or 36%, graduated with a master's degree in occupational therapy.

Occupational Therapy Faculty Salaries in Virginia

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Currently we are in the process of collecting data for the number of occupational therapy faculty in Virginia, growth in the field of occupational therapy academia and faculty salaries in Virginia. If you are involved in teaching occupational therapy courses to students at the certificate in occupational therapy, associates degree in occupational therapy, bachelors degree in occupational therapy, masters degree in occupational therapy, and doctoral degree in occupational therapy levels, please anonymously submit your information in the field below. By doing so, you will be helping us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future occupational therapy faculty in Virginia. Once you submit your information, you will get a chance to see an overview of what we have learned thus far from you and your peers.

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