Occupational Therapy in South Carolina

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Schools Offering Occupational Therapy Programs in South Carolina


Each year, roughly 0.0% of South Carolina students graduate with degrees in occupational therapy. In other words, every year an estimated 45 occupational therapists graduate from South Carolina's 5 occupational therapy schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in South Carolina that has a occupational therapy program is Horry-Georgetown Technical College. Horry-Georgetown Technical College, which was ranked 90th in the country in 2010, is located in Conway. In 2010, Horry-Georgetown Technical College graduated no students from its occupational therapy program. Students at Horry-Georgetown Technical College paid $3,446 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in South Carolina with a occupational therapy program is Greenville Technical College, which is located in Greenville. In 2010, it was ranked 90th nationwide. In 2010, 26 students graduated from Greenville Technical College occupational therapy program. Greenville Technical College charged in-state students $3,636 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in South Carolina with a occupational therapy program is Trident Technical College, which is located in Charleston. In 2010, it was ranked 90th nationwide. In 2010, 18 students graduated from Trident Technical College occupational therapy program. Tuition at Trident Technical College was $3,530 per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a South Carolina occupational therapy school, average tuition will be $4,893 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $3,446 per year to $10,124 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at South Carolina occupational therapy schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Brown Mackie College-Greenville - located in Greenville, students are charged $10,124 per year
  2. Midlands Technical College - located in West Columbia, students are charged $3,728 per year
  3. Greenville Technical College - located in Greenville, students are charged $3,636 per year

The lowest tuition rates at South Carolina occupational therapy schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Horry-Georgetown Technical College - located in Conway, students are charged $3,446 per year
  2. Trident Technical College - located in Charleston, students are charged $3,530 per year
  3. Greenville Technical College - located in Greenville, students are charged $3,636 per year

An occupational therapy degree from a South Carolina school... what next?

The highest percentage of occupational therapy graduates in South Carolina pursue careers as an occupational therapist. If you decide to work as an occupational therapist in South Carolina, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 1,180 South Carolina occupational therapists as of 2010. The following counties have the largest number of South Carolina occupational therapists:

  1. Calhoun County - 260 occupational therapists
  2. Berkeley County - 250 occupational therapists
  3. Abbeville County - 140 occupational therapists

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of occupational therapists in South Carolina will grow by 23%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 1,550 occupational therapists working in South Carolina.

Salary

On average, occupational therapists earn $69,160 per year. But, salaries for occupational therapists can vary. In 2010, occupational therapists made as little as less than $31,860 per year or as much as more than $110,610 per year in South Carolina. The following counties in South Carolina have the highest average salaries for occupational therapists:

  1. Anderson County - $79,820 per year
  2. Abbeville County - $76,190 per year
  3. Spartanburg County - $74,610 per year

On average, occupational therapists earns the least in the following South Carolina counties:

  1. Beaufort County - $62,420 per year
  2. Chesterfield County - $64,540 per year
  3. Greenville County - $65,590 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional South Carolina 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.

  • Associate's Degree in Occupational Therapy in South Carolina
  • Certificate in Occupational Therapy in South Carolina

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,792 miles from location Greenville Technical College Greenville SC 10.0617 n/a 15,089
5,647 miles from location Trident Technical College Charleston SC 9.83283 n/a 14,834
5,716 miles from location Midlands Technical College West Columbia SC 8.54988 n/a 11,890
5,603 miles from location Horry-Georgetown Technical College Conway SC 10.297 n/a 7,252
5,794 miles from location Brown Mackie College-Greenville Greenville SC n/a n/a 174
 

Curious what studying Occupational Therapy gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Occupational Therapists + 1,180 $69,160 5.4%
2
Occupational Therapy Assistants + 430 $41,590 4.9%
3
Occupational Therapy Aides + 130 $22,700 -31.6%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are occupational therapy related jobs in South Carolina