Occupational Therapy in New Mexico

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Schools Offering Occupational Therapy Programs in New Mexico


Around 0.1% of New Mexico's graduates graduate from occupational therapy degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 42 occupational therapists graduate from New Mexico's 4 occupational therapy schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in New Mexico that has a occupational therapy program is University of New Mexico-Main Campus. University of New Mexico-Main Campus, which was ranked 68th in the country in 2010, is located in Albuquerque. In 2010, University of New Mexico-Main Campus graduated 22 students from its occupational therapy program. The tuition rate at University of New Mexico-Main Campus was $5,506 per year.

The second-ranked school in New Mexico that has a occupational therapy program is Western New Mexico University. Western New Mexico University, which was ranked 86th in the country in 2010, is located in Silver City. 8 students graduated with degree in occupational therapy from Western New Mexico University in 2010. The tuition rate at Western New Mexico University was $3,812 per year.

Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus, which was ranked 86th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in New Mexico that has a occupational therapy program. It is located in Roswell. In 2010, Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus graduated 12 students from its occupational therapy programs. Tuition at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus was $1,339 per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a New Mexico occupational therapy school, average tuition will be $3,552 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $1,339 per year to $5,506 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at New Mexico occupational therapy schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. University of New Mexico-Main Campus - located in Albuquerque, students are charged $5,506 per year
  2. Western New Mexico University - located in Silver City, students are charged $3,812 per year
  3. Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus - located in Roswell, students are charged $1,339 per year

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

  1. Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus - located in Roswell, students are charged $1,339 per year
  2. Western New Mexico University - located in Silver City, students are charged $3,812 per year
  3. University of New Mexico-Main Campus - located in Albuquerque, students are charged $5,506 per year

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

Most people who graduate from occupational therapy school in New Mexico go on to work as an occupational therapist. If you decide to work as an occupational therapist in New Mexico, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 510 New Mexico occupational therapists as of 2010. In New Mexico, the largest numbers of occupational therapists work in the following counties:

  1. Bernalillo County - 270 occupational therapists
  2. Chaves County - 70 occupational therapists
  3. Dona Ana County - 50 occupational therapists

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of occupational therapists in New Mexico will grow by 22%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 610 occupational therapists working in New Mexico.

Salary

On average, occupational therapists earn $70,560 per year. However, New Mexico occupational therapists earned anywhere in the range from as less than $33,370 per year to more than $163,750 per year in 2010. An occupational therapist in the following New Mexico counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Chaves County - $110,060 per year
  2. Bernalillo County - $64,190 per year
  3. Cibola County - $63,150 per year

On average, occupational therapists earns the least in the following New Mexico counties:

  1. Dona Ana County - $60,010 per year
  2. Cibola County - $63,150 per year
  3. Bernalillo County - $64,190 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in occupational therapy in New Mexico 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 New Mexico
  • Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy in New Mexico

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,156 miles from location Brown Mackie College-Albuquerque Albuquerque NM n/a n/a n/a
7,163 miles from location University of New Mexico-Main Campus Albuquerque NM 31.7802 54% 27,241
7,062 miles from location Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus Roswell NM 13.2979 n/a 4,347
7,283 miles from location Western New Mexico University Silver City NM 13.5482 n/a 3,370
 

Curious what studying Occupational Therapy gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Occupational Therapists + 510 $70,560 -26.1%
2
Occupational Therapy Assistants + 170 $49,910 0.0%
3
Occupational Therapy Aides + 80 $32,520
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are occupational therapy related jobs in New Mexico