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Occupational Therapist Job Outlook

There are currently an estimated 114,600 Occupational Therapists in the United States. The Occupational Therapist job market is expected to grow by 26.5% between 2014 and 2024.

Occupational Therapist Employability Rating

B+ Sokanu rates Occupational Therapists with a B+ employability rating, meaning this career should provide good employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 52,600 Occupational Therapists. That number is based on 30,400 additional Occupational Therapists, and the retirement of 22,200 existing Occupational Therapists.

Supply of Occupational Therapists

The Occupational Therapist industry is concentrated in California, New York, and Texas.

Occupational Therapist Job Market by State

State name Employed Occupational Therapists
California 10,210
New York 8,680
Texas 8,260
Pennsylvania 6,480
Florida 5,890
Michigan 5,020
Illinois 4,730
Ohio 4,450
Massachusetts 4,430
New Jersey 4,000
North Carolina 3,200
Georgia 2,930
Wisconsin 2,910
Missouri 2,750
Colorado 2,670
Indiana 2,650
Virginia 2,620
Maryland 2,540
Washington 2,460
Minnesota 2,200
Tennessee 1,840
Connecticut 1,800
Kentucky 1,650
Louisiana 1,470
Arizona 1,350
South Carolina 1,310
Alabama 1,170
New Hampshire 1,160
Kansas 1,140
Iowa 1,010
Oklahoma 980
Oregon 970
Arkansas 910
Nebraska 820
Maine 820
Mississippi 820
New Mexico 670
Utah 660
West Virginia 620
Nevada 590
District of Columbia 520
Rhode Island 460
North Dakota 420
Idaho 400
Hawaii 370
Montana 360
South Dakota 290
Wyoming 270
Puerto Rico 270
Delaware 250
Vermont 220
Alaska 220

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