Occupational Therapy in South Dakota

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There are schools offering occupational therapy programs in South Dakota!

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Schools Offering Occupational Therapy Programs in South Dakota


Each year, roughly 0.1% of South Dakota students graduate with degrees in occupational therapy. Thus, South Dakota's 2 occupational therapy schools put out approximately 31 occupational therapists each year.

Top Schools

University of South Dakota, which was ranked 36th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in South Dakota that has a occupational therapy program. It is located in Vermillion. In 2010, 18 students graduated from University of South Dakota's occupational therapy program. University of South Dakota charged in-state students $6,762 in tuition fees per year.

Lake Area Technical Institute, which was ranked 64th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in South Dakota that has a occupational therapy program. It is located in Watertown. In 2010, 13 students graduated from Lake Area Technical Institute occupational therapy program. Lake Area Technical Institute charged in-state students $5,236 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Occupational therapy schools in South Dakota, charge students an average tuition of $5,999 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $6,762 per year, or as little as $5,236 per year. In 2010, the following South Dakota occupational therapy schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. University of South Dakota - located in Vermillion, students are charged $6,762 per year
  2. Lake Area Technical Institute - located in Watertown, students are charged $5,236 per year

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

  1. Lake Area Technical Institute - located in Watertown, students are charged $5,236 per year
  2. University of South Dakota - located in Vermillion, students are charged $6,762 per year

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

A large number of South Dakota occupational therapy graduates become occupational therapists. In 2010, there were 290 occupational therapists working in South Dakota. The South Dakota counties with the largest populations of occupational therapists are:

  1. Lincoln County - 140 occupational therapists
  2. Beadle County - 90 occupational therapists
  3. Meade County - 40 occupational therapists

Salary

An occupational therapist in South Dakota earns $59,960 per year on average. However, this number is only an average. occupational therapists in South Dakota had varying salaries from $44,000 to $80,030 per year in 2010. The counties in South Dakota with the highest average salary for an occupational therapist are:

  1. Lincoln County - $62,600 per year
  2. Meade County - $61,500 per year
  3. Beadle County - $56,390 per year

The following counties in South Dakota have the lowest average salaries for occupational therapists:

  1. Beadle County - $56,390 per year
  2. Meade County - $61,500 per year
  3. Lincoln County - $62,600 per year

More Information

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

Want to study at your own time and pace?

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
6,576 miles from location University of South Dakota Vermillion SD 64.495 41% 9,617
6,572 miles from location Lake Area Technical Institute Watertown SD 35.7982 82% 1,291
 

Curious what studying Occupational Therapy gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Occupational Therapists + 290 $59,960 20.8%
2
Occupational Therapy Assistants + 40 $33,350 0.0%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are occupational therapy related jobs in South Dakota