Job Prospects in OT
The job outlook for occupational therapists has never been better.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of occupational therapists is projected to grow 17 percent between 2020 and 2030. And in 2021, the median annual wage for occupational therapists was $85,570.
In May 2021, the median annual wages for occupational therapists in the top industries in which they worked were as follows:
|Industry||Median Annual Wages|
|Home health care services||$98,700|
|Nursing care facilities (skilled nursing facilities)||$98,390|
|Hospitals: state, local, and private||$95,590|
|Offices of physical, occupational and speech therapists, and audiologists||$80,450|
|Elementary and secondary schools; state, local, and private||$77,290|
Here’s some information on how a master’s degree in occupational therapy from Elmhurst University will help you reach your goals.