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Occupational Therapy Schools in California

There are seven California schools offering occupational therapy programs. In 2010, 490 students graduated with degrees from California occupational therapy schools. 345 of all these students graduated with masters degrees and 69 of all these students graduated with associates degrees.

Overview

452 students graduate from programs in this state in occupational therapy, on average, each year. This accounts for 6% of occupational therapy students who US schools graduate. More specifically, 69 students graduated with an associate's level occupational therapy degree, 56 with a bachelor's level degree, 345 with a degree at the master's level, and 20 with a doctorate level degree.

Seven occupational therapy schools are located in this state. Out of these, three schools are private, while four schools are public. Tuition at a public occupational therapy school varies from $4,849 to $5,370, while private occupational therapy school tuitions are $35,550.

Average tuition for occupational therapy programs is $19,679. The lowest tuition in this state, which is $4,849 each year, is at California State University-Dominguez Hills, while the highest tuition for occupational therapy programs, which is $35,550 each year, is at the Dominican University of California.

Occupational therapy schools in California offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees.

Occupational Therapy Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

452 students graduate from programs in this state in occupational therapy, on average, each year. This accounts for 6% of occupational therapy students who US schools graduate. More specifically, 69 students graduated with an associate's level occupational therapy degree, 56 with a bachelor's level degree, 345 with a degree at the master's level, and 20 with a doctorate level degree.

Occupational Therapy Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 2
  • Certificate 2007: 0
  • Certificate 2008: 0
  • Certificate 2009: 0
  • Certificate 2010: 0
  • Associate 2006: 27
  • Associate 2007: 38
  • Associate 2008: 52
  • Associate 2009: 62
  • Associate 2010: 69
  • Bachelor 2006: 157
  • Bachelor 2007: 81
  • Bachelor 2008: 62
  • Bachelor 2009: 68
  • Bachelor 2010: 56
  • Master 2006: 173
  • Master 2007: 205
  • Master 2008: 281
  • Master 2009: 286
  • Master 2010: 345
  • Doctorate 2006: 13
  • Doctorate 2007: 19
  • Doctorate 2008: 20
  • Doctorate 2009: 19
  • Doctorate 2010: 20

Occupational Therapy Program Availability in California

California schools offer a total of 14 programs in occupational therapy. Of these programs, 42.9% are master's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the associates level, the bachelors level, and the doctoral level.

Occupational Therapy Program Availability in California

  • Certificate: 1
  • Associate: 3
  • Bachelor: 2
  • Master: 6
  • Doctorate: 2

Career Trends

Occupational Therapists — Salary by Percentile

Occupational Therapists — Salary by Percentile

Occupational Therapists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 62300
  • 25th Percentile: 74550
  • Median: 85660
  • 75th Percentile: 96120
  • 90th Percentile: 108550

Career Trends

Occupational Therapists — Employment Trend

Occupational Therapists — Employment Trend

Occupational Therapists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 73660
  • Median Salary 2007: 77030
  • Median Salary 2008: 81060
  • Median Salary 2009: 83470
  • Median Salary 2010: 85660
  • Total Employed 2006: 7190
  • Total Employed 2007: 7430
  • Total Employed 2008: 7440
  • Total Employed 2009: 7570
  • Total Employed 2010: 8130

California vs National Occupational Therapy Employment

California vs National Occupational Therapy Employment

  • Employed in California: 8.106% (8130)

Occupational Therapy Schools in California

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1. Samuel Merritt University

3100 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 869-6511

Samuel Merritt University, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Oakland, CA and it offers one program in occupational therapy. 1,422 students pursue degrees in eight SMU programs, overall. In terms of enrollment, SMU ranks sixth in the state of California.

2. Santa Ana College

1530 W. 17th Street
Santa Ana, CA 92706-3398
(714) 564-6000

Santa Ana College is near the center of the city and it offers one occupational therapy program. Overall, 31,377 students pursue degrees in 149 Santa Ana College programs. It is the second oldest institution in the state of California offering occupational therapy programs.

3. The Dominican University of California

50 Acacia Ave
San Rafael, CA 94901-2298
(415) 457-4440

The Dominican University of California offers one program in occupational therapy and this school, which is 1.0 miles from the heart of downtown, is in San Rafael, CA. It is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in California. In terms of programs, this liberal arts college is the second largest institution in the state of California offering occupational therapy.

4. Loma Linda University

Loma Linda University
Loma Linda, CA 92350
(909) 558-1000

Loma Linda University offers three occupational therapy programs. Out of those, students are offered one degree at the associate's level in occupational therapy by it, one master's level degree in occupational therapy, and one doctorate level occupational therapy degree. Loma Linda is located in the suburbs of Loma Linda, California. It is one of 11 institutions with a medical school in California. Loma Linda is the fourth oldest institution in the state of California offering occupational therapy programs.

5. Sacramento City College

3835 Freeport Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95822-1386
(916) 558-2111

Sacramento City College is 2.7 miles from the heart of downtown. It offers two occupational therapy programs. Out of those, this community college offers students one certificate in occupational therapy and one associate's level occupational therapy degree. It is a public 2-year institution. In terms of enrollment, it ranks second in the state of California.

6. Grossmont College

8800 Grossmont College Dr
El Cajon, CA 92020-1799
(619) 644-7000

Grossmont College is a public 2-year institution, founded in 1961. It is in the suburbs of El Cajon, California. It offers students 64 certificates and 64 degrees at the associates level. In 2010, 19,659 students sought degrees from the 64 programs at this community college. It offers subjects such as business management, forensic science, and animation. This community college is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. This college is one of 98 community colleges in California.

7. Monterey Peninsula College

980 Fremont St
Monterey, CA 93940-4799
(831) 646-4000

Monterey Peninsula College is a public 2-year institution, founded in 1947. It is in the suburbs of Monterey, California. Students are offered 71 certificates and 71 degrees at the associates level by it. 9,674 students sought degrees from the 71 programs at this college in 2010. This community college offers subjects such as graphic design and business administration. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges accredits this medium-sized college. This community college is one of 98 community colleges in California.

8. California State University - Dominguez Hills

1000 E Victoria St
Carson, CA 90747-0005
(310) 243-3300

California State University-Dominguez Hills, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Carson, CA and CSU Dominguez Hills offers one occupational therapy program. Overall, 13,854 students seek degrees in 60 programs at CSUDH. It is the third biggest institution in the state of California offering occupational therapy.

9. San Jose State University

1 Washington Sq
San Jose, CA 95192-0001
(408) 924-1000

San Jose State University is near the heart of downtown. SJSU offers two programs in occupational therapy. Specifically, it offers students one degree at the bachelor's level in occupational therapy and one master's level degree in occupational therapy. It is a public, 4-year, research institution. In terms of enrollment, this research university ranks second in the state of California.