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Fast Facts for Occupational Therapists in Texas

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Wichita Falls, San Angelo and Abilene
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Killeen, Beaumont and Longview
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Dallas, Houston and San Antonio

Salaries for Occupational Therapists in Texas

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: El Paso, Laredo and Sherman

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• Offers day and evening classes for flexible scheduling options.
• Features a public massage clinic where students can get real-world experience.
• Career placement assistance is provided for all students and graduates.
• 3 campuses located in Dallas, Arlington, and Houston, Texas.

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Arlington
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  • Offers career programs in accounting, cosmetology, massage therapy, physical fitness training, and more.
  • Provides hands-on training led by instructors who have relevant, on-the-job experience.
  • Each campus features a public salon and spa for student practice.
  • Campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET) and Council on Occupational Education (COE).
  • 11 campuses across California, Texas, Nevada and Idaho, as well as 8 additional Milan Institute of Cosmetology campuses.
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San Antonio
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The goal of Virginia College lies in its responsibility to its students, the technical and business communities, and the general citizenry. We have a long history of offering new direction to students.

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Austin
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  • Offers several program options in healthcare and wellness, skilled trades, and business.
  • Provides career assistance services including resume and cover letter writing, interview prep, and professional partnerships with regional employers for employment opportunities.
  • Classes start every month.
  • Accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE), and the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) for the San Antonio branch.
  • 5 campuses in Brownsville, Corpus Christi, McAllen, San Antonio, and Weslaco.
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Brownsville
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  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MA)
  • Available programs include a B.A. in Psychology and an M.A. in Clinical Mental Health & Counseling.
  • Courses allow students to explore general psychology and behavioral health, as well as several experimental & research concentrations.
  • Psychology programs are available at many of the 11 campus locations across the United States.
Programs
  • Certificate in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Certificate in Trauma
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology program helps students prepare for careers in counseling, marketing/sales, human services, ministry, and more.
  • The School of Psychology & Counseling received a 95% match rate for 4th year Psy.D. student internships in 2015.
  • Programmatic accreditation for psychology programs is provided by the American Psychological Association (APA).
  • Regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
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  • M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Designated a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media for the 4th consecutive year.
  • Listed on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in 2013, for the sixth consecutive year
  • Links students to hundreds of training opportunities (beyond their traditional internships and practicum) at their many “partner agencies” in each of their local communities.
  • Accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WUSCUC).
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  • 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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  • Ranked #4 among the 2015 Best Regional Universities in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Designated as 2015 Military Friendly School by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Student to faculty ratio of 12:1, with an average class size of 21.
  • 85% of faculty holds a doctorate or terminal degree in their field.
  • Regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA).

More Texas 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
Amarillo
Associate
10,387
Austin
Associate
33,508
Corpus Christi
Associate
11,167
Houston
Associate
43,518
Kilgore
Associate
5,150
Laredo
Associate
7,831
The Woodlands
Associate
39,756
Corsicana
Associate
7,560
Carthage
Associate
1,891
McAllen
Bachelor
19,827
San Antonio
Associate
9,256
Lubbock
Doctorate & First Professional
2,616
Denton
Doctorate
12,168
San Antonio
Doctorate & First Professional
2,868
Galveston
Doctorate
2,422
El Paso
Doctorate
20,154
Edinburg
Doctorate
17,435

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Occupational Therapists

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Texas. 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
Austin 480 $72,660
Round Rock 480 $72,660
Abilene 70 $87,660
Amarillo 80 $86,610
Beaumont 60 $103,310
Port Arthur 60 $103,310
Brownsville 150 $97,200
Harlingen 150 $97,200
College Station 30 $99,950
Bryan 30 $99,950
Corpus Christi 160 $84,910
Dallas 3570 $98,010
Fort Worth 3570 $98,010
Arlington 3570 $98,010
El Paso 280 $93,890
Houston 1810 $89,390
The Woodlands 1810 $89,390
Sugar Land 1810 $89,390
San Antonio 930 $90,570
New Braunfels 930 $90,570
Laredo 90 $88,320
Longview 50 $88,490
Lubbock 130 $89,610
McAllen 150 $105,080
Edinburg 150 $105,080
Mission 150 $105,080
Midland 30 $88,440
Killeen 100 $84,880
Temple 100 $84,880
Sherman 40 $83,830
Denison 40 $83,830
Tyler 130 $93,190
Waco 70 $96,160
Wichita Falls 60 $101,980

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