Illinois Occupational Therapists: Schools and Careers

Career Information for Occupational Therapists in Illinois

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Fast Facts for Occupational Therapists in Illinois

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Champaign, Chicago and Rockford
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Springfield, Bloomington and Peoria
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Chicago, Peoria and Rockford

Salaries for Occupational Therapists in Illinois

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Champaign, Chicago and Peoria

Schools for Occupational Therapists in Illinois are listed below.

Selected Occupational Therapy Schools in Illinois

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Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.

  • Programs: MS in Psychology - Addictions
  • 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

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

  • Programs: M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling, M.A. Counseling Psychology, Psy.D. Clinical Psychology
  • Degrees: Master, Doctorate

Sacred Heart University Online 

  • Programs: Master of Science in Applied Psychology - Community Psychology
  • Degrees: Master

Welcome to Argosy University

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), Clinical Psychology (PsyD)
  • Degrees: Doctorate
Judson University
Elgin, Rockford

Judson University School of Leadership and Business Adult and Graduate Programs

  • Programs: Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling
  • Degrees: Master

Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.

  • Programs: Health Psychology - PhD of Psychology
  • Degrees: Doctorate
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More Illinois Occupational Therapy Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Chicago State University Chicago Doctorate & First Professional 6,810
City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College Chicago Associate 10,993
Eureka College Eureka Bachelor 672
Governors State University University Park Doctorate 5,692
Illinois Central College East Peoria Associate 11,804
John A Logan College Carterville Associate 7,559
Lewis and Clark Community College Godfrey Associate 7,875
Lincoln Land Community College Springfield Associate 6,655
McKendree University Lebanon Masters 3,312
Midwestern University Downers Grove Downers Grove Doctorate & First Professional 1,978
Parkland College Champaign Associate 9,407
Rend Lake College Ina Associate 4,821
Rush University Chicago Doctorate & First Professional 1,596
Shawnee Community College Ullin Associate 2,176
South Suburban College South Holland Associate 6,260
Southeastern Illinois College Harrisburg Associate 2,606
University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago Doctorate & First Professional 25,747

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Occupational Therapists

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Illinois. 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


Bloomington 40 $79450 0.45
Carbondale 40 $66990 0.97
Marion 40 $66990 0.97
Champaign 50 $68950 0.61
Urbana 50 $68950 0.61
Peoria 150 $87370 1.01
Rockford 120 $75700 0.97
Springfield 40 $84160 0.47
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