Occupational Therapy in Nebraska

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Schools Offering Occupational Therapy Programs in Nebraska


Each year, roughly 0.2% of Nebraska students graduate with degrees in occupational therapy. In other words, every year an estimated 90 occupational therapists graduate from Nebraska's 3 occupational therapy schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Nebraska that has a occupational therapy program is Creighton University. Creighton University, which was ranked 65th in the country in 2010, is located in Omaha. In 2010, 49 students graduated from Creighton University's occupational therapy program. Students at Creighton University paid $30,578 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Nebraska that has a occupational therapy program is Concordia University. Concordia University, which was ranked 73rd in the country in 2010, is located in Seward. Concordia University charged in-state students $22,115 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Nebraska that has a occupational therapy program is College of Saint Mary. College of Saint Mary, which was ranked 77th in the country in 2010, is located in Omaha. In 2010, 41 students graduated from College of Saint Mary occupational therapy program. Tuition at College of Saint Mary was $23,134 per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Nebraska occupational therapy school, average tuition will be $25,276 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $22,115 per year to $30,578 per year. The Nebraska occupational therapy schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Creighton University - located in Omaha, students are charged $30,578 per year
  2. College of Saint Mary - located in Omaha, students are charged $23,134 per year
  3. Concordia University - located in Seward, students are charged $22,115 per year

The following Nebraska occupational therapy schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Concordia University - located in Seward, students are charged $22,115 per year
  2. College of Saint Mary - located in Omaha, students are charged $23,134 per year
  3. Creighton University - located in Omaha, students are charged $30,578 per year

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

The highest percentage of occupational therapy graduates in Nebraska pursue careers as an occupational therapist. If you decide to work as an occupational therapist in Nebraska, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 670 Nebraska occupational therapists as of 2010. In Nebraska, the largest numbers of occupational therapists work in the following counties:

  1. Harrison County - 390 occupational therapists
  2. Lancaster County - 110 occupational therapists
  3. Adams County - 80 occupational therapists

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of occupational therapists is expected to grow by 25% by 2018. There are projected to be 970 occupational therapists working in the Nebraska then.

Salary

An occupational therapist in Nebraska earns $66,040 per year on average. In 2010, however, some Nebraska occupational therapists earned as little as less than $37,330 per year or as much as more than $103,090 per year. The following counties in Nebraska have the highest average salaries for occupational therapists:

  1. Antelope County - $66,320 per year
  2. Harrison County - $65,820 per year
  3. Adams County - $65,600 per year

The Nebraska counties with the lowest average salary for occupational therapists are:

  1. Arthur County - $64,280 per year
  2. Lancaster County - $65,540 per year
  3. Adams County - $65,600 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Nebraska statistics regarding a career in occupational therapy. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as clinical psychology or occupational therapy.

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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Therapy in Nebraska
  • Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy in Nebraska
  • Doctoral Degree in Occupational Therapy in Nebraska

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Consider Online Schools as a great alternative flexible option to earn a degree!

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,534 miles from location Creighton University Omaha NE 34.7803 27% 7,385
6,595 miles from location Concordia University Seward NE 26.8646 30% 1,717
6,538 miles from location College of Saint Mary Omaha NE 23.1798 50% 1,120
 

Curious what studying Occupational Therapy gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Occupational Therapists + 670 $66,040 0.0%
2
Occupational Therapy Assistants + 110 $46,200
3
Occupational Therapy Aides + 30 $25,590
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are occupational therapy related jobs in Nebraska