Occupational Therapy in New Jersey

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Schools Offering Occupational Therapy Programs in New Jersey


Each year, roughly 0.0% of New Jersey students graduate with degrees in occupational therapy. In other words, every year an estimated 67 occupational therapists graduate from New Jersey's 3 occupational therapy schools.

Top Schools

The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, which was ranked 35th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in New Jersey that has a occupational therapy program. It is located in Pomona. 21 students graduated with a degree in occupational therapy from The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey in 2010. The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey charged in-state students $11,533 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in New Jersey that has a occupational therapy program is Seton Hall University. Seton Hall University, which was ranked 36th in the country in 2010, is located in South Orange. 17 students graduated with degree in occupational therapy from Seton Hall University in 2010. Seton Hall University charged in-state students $31,890 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in New Jersey that has a occupational therapy program is Kean University. Kean University, which was ranked 72nd in the country in 2010, is located in Union. 29 students graduated with degree in occupational therapy from Kean University in 2010. The tuition rate at Kean University was $9,815 per year.

Cost

Tuition at New Jersey's occupational therapy schools ranges from $31,890 per year to $9,815 per year. But, the average tuition is $17,746 per year. In 2010, the following New Jersey occupational therapy schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Seton Hall University - located in South Orange, students are charged $31,890 per year
  2. The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey - located in Pomona, students are charged $11,533 per year
  3. Kean University - located in Union, students are charged $9,815 per year

The following New Jersey occupational therapy schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Kean University - located in Union, students are charged $9,815 per year
  2. The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey - located in Pomona, students are charged $11,533 per year
  3. Seton Hall University - located in South Orange, students are charged $31,890 per year

An occupational therapy degree from a New Jersey school... what next?

A large number of New Jersey occupational therapy graduates become occupational therapists. 3,200 occupational therapists were working in New Jersey in 2010. The New Jersey counties with the largest populations of occupational therapists are:

  1. Middlesex County - 1,040 occupational therapists
  2. Essex County - 870 occupational therapists
  3. Burlington County - 510 occupational therapists

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 3,800 occupational therapists will be working in New Jersey state. This would require the number of occupational therapists to grow by 16%.

Salary

On average, an occupational therapist earns a salary of $82,420 per year in New Jersey state. However, New Jersey occupational therapists earned anywhere in the range from as less than $45,730 per year to more than $116,370 per year in 2010. The counties in New Jersey with the highest average salary for an occupational therapist are:

  1. Essex County - $83,630 per year
  2. Burlington County - $82,290 per year
  3. Atlantic County - $81,990 per year

An occupational therapist in the following counties in New Jersey make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Mercer County - $80,990 per year
  2. Middlesex County - $81,730 per year
  3. Atlantic County - $81,990 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional New Jersey statistics regarding a career in occupational therapy and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as clinical psychology or occupational therapy.

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

  • Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy in New Jersey

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,402 miles from location Kean University Union NJ 28.3841 41% 15,051
5,404 miles from location Seton Hall University South Orange NJ 63.933 13% 9,616
5,403 miles from location The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Pomona NJ 65.1412 31% 7,559
 

Curious what studying Occupational Therapy gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Occupational Therapists + 3,200 $82,420 17.6%
2
Occupational Therapy Assistants + 370 $62,160 -52.6%
3
Occupational Therapy Aides + 190 $27,120 18.8%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are occupational therapy related jobs in New Jersey