Occupational Therapy in Louisiana

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Schools Offering Occupational Therapy Programs in Louisiana


Approximately 0.1% of graduates in of Louisiana receive occupational therapy degrees every year. In other words, every year an estimated 88 occupational therapists graduate from Louisiana's 4 occupational therapy schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Louisiana that has a occupational therapy program is University of Louisiana Monroe. University of Louisiana Monroe, which was ranked 75th in the country in 2010, is located in Monroe. In 2010, 29 students graduated from University of Louisiana Monroe's occupational therapy program. The tuition rate at University of Louisiana Monroe was $4,636 per year.

Delgado Community College, which was ranked 92nd nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Louisiana that has a occupational therapy program. It is located in New Orleans. In 2010, Delgado Community College graduated 13 students from its occupational therapy program. The tuition rate at Delgado Community College was $2,955 per year.

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-Shreveport, which was ranked 92nd nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Louisiana that has a occupational therapy program. It is located in Shreveport. In 2010, 12 students graduated from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-Shreveport occupational therapy program. The tuition rate at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-Shreveport was $0 per year.

Cost

Occupational therapy schools in Louisiana, charge students an average tuition of $1,898 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $4,636 per year, or as little as $2,955 per year. In 2010, the occupational therapy schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Louisiana were:

  1. University of Louisiana Monroe - located in Monroe, students are charged $4,636 per year
  2. Delgado Community College - located in New Orleans, students are charged $2,955 per year

The occupational therapy schools in Louisiana that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Delgado Community College - located in New Orleans, students are charged $2,955 per year
  2. University of Louisiana Monroe - located in Monroe, students are charged $4,636 per year

An occupational therapy degree from a Louisiana school... what next?

The highest percentage of occupational therapy graduates in Louisiana pursue careers as an occupational therapist. Louisiana had 1,330 occupational therapists in 2010. The Louisiana counties with the largest populations of occupational therapists are:

  1. Ascension County - 310 occupational therapists
  2. Jefferson Davis County - 280 occupational therapists
  3. Bossier County - 120 occupational therapists

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of occupational therapists in Louisiana will grow by 25%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 1,790 occupational therapists working in Louisiana.

Salary

On average, an occupational therapist earns a salary of $71,920 per year in Louisiana state. In 2010, however, some Louisiana occupational therapists earned as little as less than $22,410 per year or as much as more than $118,080 per year. The counties in Louisiana with the highest average salary for an occupational therapist are:

  1. Calcasieu County - $84,870 per year
  2. Ouachita County - $75,120 per year
  3. Ascension County - $74,890 per year

The following counties in Louisiana have the lowest average salaries for occupational therapists:

  1. Acadia County - $55,040 per year
  2. Tangipahoa County - $66,360 per year
  3. Allen County - $68,430 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in occupational therapy in Louisiana and to compare salaries with various related fields such as clinical psychology or occupational therapy, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Occupational Therapy in Louisiana
  • Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy in Louisiana

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,231 miles from location Delgado Community College New Orleans LA 8.24463 n/a 16,758
6,346 miles from location University of Louisiana Monroe Monroe LA 25.1569 67% 9,004
6,230 miles from location Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center at New Orleans New Orleans LA 0.316028 n/a 2,644
6,444 miles from location Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-Shreveport Shreveport LA 1.95338 n/a 823
 

Curious what studying Occupational Therapy gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Louisiana

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Occupational Therapists + 1,330 $71,920 24.3%
2
Occupational Therapy Assistants + 230 $52,140 -4.2%
3
Occupational Therapy Aides + 90 $30,780 28.6%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are occupational therapy related jobs in Louisiana