Career Outlook for Occupational Therapists

Also known as:  Occupational Therapist, OT, Registered Occupational Therapist
The overall job outlook for Occupational Therapist careers has been positive since 2004. Vacancies for this career have increased by 20.03 percent nationwide in that time, with an average growth of 3.34 percent per year. Demand for Occupational Therapists is expected to go up, with an expected 31,000 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 3.86 percent over the next few years.
There are currently more Occupational Therapists in the following states
California 8,130
Texas 7,280
New York 7,100
Florida 6,140
Pennsylvania 5,870
Ohio 4,430
Illinois 4,380
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Occupational Therapists
District of Columbia 140
Alaska 160
Vermont 190
Wyoming 200
Montana 230
Hawaii 240
South Dakota 290