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Fast Facts for Occupational Therapists in Pennsylvania

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Scranton, Altoona and Reading
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Erie, Harrisburg and Lancaster
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Scranton

Salaries for Occupational Therapists in Pennsylvania

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Reading, Harrisburg and Philadelphia

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  • B.S. in Human Services / Counseling
  • Graduate Certificate in Alcohol & Drug Counseling
  • Graduate Certificate in Professional Counseling
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
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  • 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.
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  • MS in Psychology - Addictions
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Lets undergrad students try classes before paying any tuition.
  • Has an average class sizes of 18 for undergraduate and 13 for graduate-level courses.
  • Offers numerous scholarship opportunities that can help students save up to $750 per term on their tuition.
  • Tends to educate degree-seeking online and campus-based students who are adult learners with families and students who work while pursuing higher education.
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  • M.S. in Professional Counseling with an Emphasis in Childhood and Adolescence Disorders
  • M.S. in Professional Counseling with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy
  • M.S. in Christian Counseling of Substance Abuse and Addictive Disorders
  • Work in the fascinating and rewarding field of psychology - earn your bachelor's or master's degree online with Grand Canyon University.
  • The College of Humanities and Social Sciences promotes research, creativity, ethical formation and inquiry through critical, analytical and interdisciplinary study.
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  • Bachelor of Arts in Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Ranked among the 2015 Best National Universities by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Designated as a Military Friendly School every year since 2012 by Victory Media.
  • Offers credit for prior learning and experience through assessment tests.
  • Provides a short term Leadership Certification program in partnership with EQUIP®.
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA).
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  • Certificate in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Certificate in Trauma
  • Recognized as a Top 20 Best Online Bachelor’s Program by U.S. News & World Report in 2016.
  • Online, campus-based, and evening courses offered in 95 areas of study, including Business, Nursing, Psychology, & more.
  • Endorsed by G.I. Jobs and Military Advanced Education magazine as a Military Friendly School in 2015. 
  • Features small class sizes, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.
  • 88% of Regent University students receive financial aid, with $18 million awarded in institutional scholarships & aid each year.
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  • Alcohol and Drug Counseling

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  • Health Psychology - PhD of Psychology
  • Master of Science in Health Psychology
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor's Programs in 2014 by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Implements a one-to-one teaching model, partnering one student with one faculty member in each course.
  • 100% of faculty members hold doctoral degrees.
  • No physical residency requirements, allowing students to pursue their degree online.
  • Committed to innovation, diversity, excellence, and accountability since its founding in 1996.
  • Offers several programs in business, education, psychology, and more.
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  • Master of Science in Applied Psychology - Community Psychology

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  • Committed to excellence in education since 1897 with a rich history of helping students find successful careers.
  • Offers a wide array of over 35 degree programs including business, medical, technology, and more.
  • Developed a Graduate Placement Strategy (GPS) that helps students prepare for careers with externships, help building a career portfolio, resume writing, and more.
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More Pennsylvania 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
Pittsburgh
Doctorate
2,178
Pittsburgh
Associate
18,525
Pittsburgh
Doctorate & First Professional
10,296
Elizabethtown
Masters
2,360
Erie
Doctorate
4,134
La Plume
Bachelor
1,796
Schnecksville
Associate
7,184
Dallas
Doctorate
2,355
Cresson
Masters
1,595
Williamsport
Bachelor
6,682
Reading
Bachelor
2,824
Dubois
Bachelor
897
Mont Alto
Bachelor
1,204
Philadelphia
Doctorate
3,349
Loretto
Doctorate
2,125
Philadelphia
Doctorate & First Professional
34,696
Philadelphia
Doctorate & First Professional
2,924
Pittsburgh
Doctorate
27,020
Scranton
Doctorate
5,612
Philadelphia
Doctorate
2,969

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Occupational Therapists

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Pennsylvania. 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
Altoona 90 $73,810
Johnstown 40 $71,770
Chambersburg 60 $86,680
Waynesboro 60 $86,680
Erie 170 $80,700
Bloomsburg 70 $72,880
Berwick 70 $72,880
Harrisburg 330 $80,880
Carlisle 330 $80,880
Lancaster 240 $83,780
Lebanon N/A $86,070
Pittsburgh 1460 $67,530
Reading 170 $82,680
Scranton 360 $82,080
Wilkes 360 $82,080
Barre 360 $82,080
Hazleton 360 $82,080
Williamsport 40 $77,970
York 240 $83,340
Hanover 240 $83,340

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