Occupational Therapy in North Dakota

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Schools Offering Occupational Therapy Programs in North Dakota


Each year, approximately 0.4% of North Dakota graduates receive degrees in occupational therapy. That means an estimated 80 occupational therapists graduate from North Dakota's 3 occupational therapy schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in North Dakota with a occupational therapy program is University of Mary, which is located in Bismarck. In 2010, it was ranked 44th nationwide. 22 students graduated with a degree in occupational therapy from University of Mary in 2010. University of Mary charged in-state students $13,024 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in North Dakota that has a occupational therapy program is University of North Dakota. University of North Dakota, which was ranked 67th in the country in 2010, is located in Grand Forks. In 2010, University of North Dakota graduated 45 students from its occupational therapy program. The tuition rate at University of North Dakota was $6,934 per year.

North Dakota State College of Science, which was ranked 67th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in North Dakota that has a occupational therapy program. It is located in Wahpeton. 13 students graduated with degree in occupational therapy from North Dakota State College of Science in 2010. North Dakota State College of Science charged in-state students $4,173 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Tuition at North Dakota's occupational therapy schools ranges from $13,024 per year to $4,173 per year. But, the average tuition is $8,044 per year. In 2010, the occupational therapy schools that charged the highest tuition rates in North Dakota were:

  1. University of Mary - located in Bismarck, students are charged $13,024 per year
  2. University of North Dakota - located in Grand Forks, students are charged $6,934 per year
  3. North Dakota State College of Science - located in Wahpeton, students are charged $4,173 per year

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

  1. North Dakota State College of Science - located in Wahpeton, students are charged $4,173 per year
  2. University of North Dakota - located in Grand Forks, students are charged $6,934 per year
  3. University of Mary - located in Bismarck, students are charged $13,024 per year

An occupational therapy degree from a North Dakota school... what next?

A large number of North Dakota occupational therapy graduates become occupational therapists. If you decide to work as an occupational therapist in North Dakota, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 350 North Dakota occupational therapists as of 2010. In North Dakota, the largest numbers of occupational therapists work in the following counties:

  1. Clay County - 100 occupational therapists
  2. Burleigh County - 90 occupational therapists
  3. Barnes County - 40 occupational therapists

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of occupational therapists in the state of North Dakota will grow to 270. This would require a 16% growth in the profession.

Salary

An occupational therapist in North Dakota makes an average of $56,170 per year. In 2010, however, some North Dakota occupational therapists earned as little as less than $26,370 per year or as much as more than $88,640 per year. An occupational therapist in the following North Dakota counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Polk County - $66,590 per year
  2. Clay County - $62,280 per year
  3. Bottineau County - $55,990 per year

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

  1. Nelson County - $49,350 per year
  2. Barnes County - $50,770 per year
  3. Burleigh County - $52,860 per year

More Information

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

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,552 miles from location University of North Dakota Grand Forks ND 33.3542 63% 13,172
6,733 miles from location University of Mary Bismarck ND 56.2951 43% 2,979
6,540 miles from location North Dakota State College of Science Wahpeton ND 22.9555 n/a 2,650
 

Curious what studying Occupational Therapy gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Occupational Therapists + 350 $56,170 66.7%
2
Occupational Therapy Assistants + 90 $41,060 50.0%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are occupational therapy related jobs in North Dakota