California Occupational Therapists: Schools and Careers

Career Information for Occupational Therapists in California

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Fast Facts for Occupational Therapists in California

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Chico, Oxnard and Santa Ana
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Bakersfield, Santa Barbara and Riverside
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Santa Ana, San Diego and Oakland

Salaries for Occupational Therapists in California

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: San Francisco, Chico and Oxnard

Schools for Occupational Therapists in California are listed below.

Selected Occupational Therapy Schools in California

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Intercoast Colleges
Anaheim, Carson, Fairfield, Rancho Cordova, Riverside, West Covina

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  • Programs: Alcohol & Drug Counseling Studies, Online Alcohol & Drug Counseling Studies
  • Degrees: Certificate

Since 1996, Southern California Health Institute has been dedicated and committed to helping students achieve their dreams by providing an exceptional education that enables them to become skilled and successful manual therapists.

  • Programs: Physical Therapy Aide/Sports Rehab Program
  • Degrees: Certificate

Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.

  • Programs: Health Psychology - PhD of Psychology
  • Degrees: Doctorate

NU has been educating leaders since 1934 at our campus near Seattle. If you have a dream, we can help make it possible.

  • Programs: Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Degrees: Master

Liberty University provides a world-class education with a solid Christian foundation, equipping men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for success in every aspect of life.

  • Programs: MA in Professional Counseling - 60 Hour
  • Degrees: Master
Argosy University
Alameda, Los Angeles, Ontario, Orange, San Diego

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Argosy University offers doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degree programs to students through its eight colleges:  College of Behavioral Sciences, Graduate School of Business and Management, College of Education,  College of Health Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Creative Arts and Design, College of Clinical Psychology and Western State College of Law at Argosy University as well as certificate programs in many areas.

  • Programs: Counseling Psychology (EdD), Counseling Psychology (MA), Clinical Psychology (PsyD)
  • Degrees: Doctorate, Master

Pursue a certificate, master, or doctorate degree in Psychology at The Chicago School for Professional Psychology.

  • Programs: Psy.D. Clinical Psychology, M.A. Clinical Psychology, Marital and Family Therapy Specialization, Psy.D. Applied Clinical Psychology
  • Degrees: Doctorate, Master
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More California Occupational Therapy Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
California State University-Dominguez Hills Carson Masters 12,082
Dominican University of California San Rafael Masters 2,125
Grossmont College El Cajon Associate 17,359
Loma Linda University Loma Linda Doctorate & First Professional 4,022
Monterey Peninsula College Monterey Associate 9,238
Sacramento City College Sacramento Associate 24,596
Samuel Merritt University Oakland Doctorate 1,278
San Jose State University San Jose Masters 31,906
Santa Ana College Santa Ana Associate 33,514
University of Southern California Los Angeles Doctorate & First Professional 33,408

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Occupational Therapists

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for California. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Occupational Therapists

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Occupational Therapists relative to the population of the city, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.

Metro Area Jobs Salary


Bakersfield 100 $100590 0.41
Fresno 300 $87290 1.05
Oxnard 220 $95080 0.89
Thousand Oaks 220 $95080 0.89
Ventura 220 $95080 0.89
Redding 50 $81580 1.02
Riverside 650 $93960 0.6
San Bernardino 650 $93960 0.6
Ontario 650 $93960 0.6
Sacramento 470 $97430 0.64
Roseville 470 $97430 0.64
Arden 470 $97430 0.64
Arcade 470 $97430 0.64
Salinas 90 $111320 0.67
San Diego 1100 $95060 0.98
Carlsbad 1100 $95060 0.98
Los Angeles 4020 $90820 0.86
Long Beach 4020 $90820 0.86
Anaheim 4020 $90820 0.86
Napa 40 $91260 0.67
Santa Cruz 110 $96970 1.54
Watsonville 110 $96970 1.54
Santa Maria 70 $92630 0.44
Santa Barbara 70 $92630 0.44
Santa Rosa 90 $88380 0.57
San Francisco 1190 $93070 0.66
Oakland 1190 $93070 0.66
Hayward 1190 $93070 0.66
Stockton 320 $52260 1.76
Lodi 320 $52260 1.76
San Jose 480 $97450 0.57
Sunnyvale 480 $97450 0.57
Santa Clara 480 $97450 0.57
Vallejo 100 $102600 0.94
Fairfield 100 $102600 0.94
Visalia 40 $100330 0.32
Porterville 40 $100330 0.32
Modesto 0 $42430 0
San Luis Obispo 0 $72650 0
Paso Robles 0 $72650 0
Arroyo Grande 0 $72650 0
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