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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

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  • Associate of Occupational Science in Respiratory Therapy
  • At American Career College, we provide hands-on training for students who are ready for change.
  • The diploma and associate programs offered at ACC can change the direction of your healthcare career.
  • 5 campus locations in Southern California and 13 programs in healthcare fields.
Programs
  • Massage Therapy

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Vista
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Programs
  • Degree - Respiratory Therapy
  • Many programs require externships, allowing students to gain real-world experience.
  • Approved A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) since 1984.
  • Offers 22 accelerated, career-focused program options including business administration, medical assisting, and more.
  • Regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
  • 11 campuses across California, with an online division as well.
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Ontario
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Programs
  • Respiratory Therapy (AS)
  • Offers several scholarship opportunities for students who qualify.
  • Laptop computers are issued to each student at the beginning of their program.
  • Provides programs in health care, business, information technology, and graphic arts.
  • Respiratory Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).

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San Diego
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Programs
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • A Los Angeles-based private college offering programs in medical sciences, legal studies, and graphic design since 1985.
  • Has weekend programs, including certified  veterinary technology, nurse assistant, and hemodialysis technician.
  • Showcases visual communication students’ artwork and design through campus magazine.
  • 3 campuses in Southern California.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
Programs
  • Massage Therapy
  • Esthetician / Massage Therapy
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Vacaville
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Programs
  • Massage Therapy/Therapist
  • One of the largest massage therapy schools in the nation teaching since 1979.
  • First massage school in California to be nationally accredited.
  • Has a successful job placement record— 86% of graduates get placed into work in massage therapy.
  • Provides massage therapist education with multiple methods to ensure every student learns the material.
  • Offers lifetime career placement assistance and holds partnerships with a variety of employers.
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Petaluma
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  • Massage Therapy
  • A Better Business Bureau (BBB) Accredited Business, with an A+ rating.
  • Computer Support Technician program is based on guidelines set by the Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) and Microsoft.
  • Offers free student services, including tutoring, campus internet access, career placement, and a student lounge.
  • Accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE).
  • 2 locations in Cathedral City and Twentynine Palms, California.
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Cathedral City
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  • B.S. in Human Services / Counseling
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
  • Ranked among the Best Online MBA Programs by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
  • Founded in 1890, it has a campus in Waterbury, CT and offers online degree program in eight-week modules, six times a year.
  • About 800 students are enrolled at the main campus, and about half of them commute.
  • Online courses make it possible for students to earn a bachelor’s degree in as little as 18 months and a master’s degree in 14-24 months.
Programs
  • M.S. in Mental Health and Wellness with Emphasis in Prevention
  • M.S. in Mental Health and Wellness with Emphasis in Grief and Bereavement
  • M.S. in Mental Health and Wellness with an Emphasis in Christian Ministry
  • There's still time to apply to Grand Canyon University and pursue your education. Learn more today!
  • Study on your schedule - GCU offers many programs 100% online to fit your busy lifestyle.
  • GCU offers a variety of opportunities to reduce the cost of furthering your education. Campus students may qualify for scholarships, while online students can take part in limited special offers.
  • A regionally accredited university, GCU also holds specialized accreditations and approvals for some of our core program offerings.
  • Degrees in business, education, nursing, humanities and social sciences, theology and more. Find the degree that fits you.
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More California Occupational Therapy Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Carson
Masters
12,082
San Rafael
Masters
2,125
El Cajon
Associate
17,359
Loma Linda
Doctorate & First Professional
4,022
Monterey
Associate
9,238
Sacramento
Associate
24,596
Oakland
Doctorate
1,278
San Jose
Masters
31,906
Santa Ana
Associate
33,514
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. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Bakersfield 70 $92,560
Chico 50 $102,530
Fresno 290 $95,340
Sacramento 490 $99,820
Roseville 490 $99,820
Arden 490 $99,820
Arcade 490 $99,820
Salinas 50 $103,330
San Diego 1130 $93,600
Carlsbad 1130 $93,600
Los Angeles 4090 $90,460
Long Beach 4090 $90,460
Anaheim 4090 $90,460
Modesto N/A $44,670
Napa 50 $90,280
Oxnard 220 $91,260
Thousand Oaks 220 $91,260
Ventura 220 $91,260
Riverside 720 $95,120
San Bernardino 720 $95,120
Ontario 720 $95,120
San Francisco 1190 $96,550
Oakland 1190 $96,550
Hayward 1190 $96,550
Stockton 320 $69,500
Lodi 320 $69,500
San Jose 530 $99,440
Sunnyvale 530 $99,440
Santa Clara 530 $99,440
Vallejo 100 $106,510
Fairfield 100 $106,510
Visalia 40 $98,740
Porterville 40 $98,740
Santa Cruz 140 $94,850
Watsonville 140 $94,850
Santa Maria 90 $95,320
Santa Barbara 90 $95,320
Santa Rosa 100 $95,980

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