Occupational Therapy in Washington State

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Schools Offering Occupational Therapy Programs in Washington State


Each year, approximately 0.1% of Washington State graduates receive degrees in occupational therapy. In other words, every year an estimated 103 occupational therapists graduate from Washington State's 4 occupational therapy schools.

Top Schools

University of Washington-Seattle Campus, which is located in Seattle, is the top-ranked school in Washington State that has a occupational therapy program. It received a ranking of 13th in the country in 2010. 23 students graduated with a degree in occupational therapy from University of Washington-Seattle Campus in 2010. Students at University of Washington-Seattle Campus paid $8,701 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Washington State that has a occupational therapy program is University of Puget Sound. University of Puget Sound, which was ranked 28th in the country in 2010, is located in Tacoma. In 2010, University of Puget Sound graduated 26 students from its occupational therapy program. Tuition at University of Puget Sound was $37,225 per year.

The third-ranked school in Washington State with a occupational therapy program is Eastern Washington University, which is located in Cheney. In 2010, it was ranked 41st nationwide. 29 students graduated with degree in occupational therapy from Eastern Washington University in 2010. Students at Eastern Washington University paid $6,622 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Washington State occupational therapy school, average tuition will be $13,944 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $3,228 per year to $37,225 per year. In 2010, the occupational therapy schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Washington State were:

  1. University of Puget Sound - located in Tacoma, students are charged $37,225 per year
  2. University of Washington-Seattle Campus - located in Seattle, students are charged $8,701 per year
  3. Eastern Washington University - located in Cheney, students are charged $6,622 per year

The following Washington State occupational therapy schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Green River Community College - located in Auburn, students are charged $3,228 per year
  2. Eastern Washington University - located in Cheney, students are charged $6,622 per year
  3. University of Washington-Seattle Campus - located in Seattle, students are charged $8,701 per year

An occupational therapy degree from a Washington State school... what next?

Most people who graduate from occupational therapy school in Washington State go on to work as an occupational therapist. If you decide to work as an occupational therapist in Washington State, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 1,880 Washington State occupational therapists as of 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Washington State occupational therapists:

  1. King County - 760 occupational therapists
  2. Pierce County - 340 occupational therapists
  3. Spokane County - 260 occupational therapists

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of occupational therapists is expected to grow by 21% by 2018. There are projected to be 2,510 occupational therapists working in the Washington State then.

Salary

An occupational therapist in Washington State earns $69,640 per year on average. However, this number is only an average. occupational therapists in Washington State had varying salaries from $47,620 to $123,640 per year in 2010. The following counties in Washington State have the highest average salaries for occupational therapists:

  1. Whatcom County - $81,260 per year
  2. Yakima County - $78,470 per year
  3. Columbia County - $77,460 per year

On average, occupational therapists earns the least in the following Washington State counties:

  1. Pierce County - $65,470 per year
  2. Thurston County - $66,200 per year
  3. Spokane County - $67,780 per year

More Information

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

Want to study at your own time and pace?

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,685 miles from location University of Washington-Seattle Campus Seattle WA 86.9578 45% 45,943
7,486 miles from location Eastern Washington University Cheney WA 59.4272 49% 11,300
7,689 miles from location Green River Community College Auburn WA 15.7392 n/a 8,205
7,703 miles from location University of Puget Sound Tacoma WA 72.0673 20% 2,879
 

Curious what studying Occupational Therapy gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Washington State

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Occupational Therapists + 1,880 $69,640 5.0%
2
Occupational Therapy Assistants + 330 $52,940 0.0%
3
Occupational Therapy Aides + 50 $37,600 -77.3%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are occupational therapy related jobs in Washington State