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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

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  • Massage Therapy Certification

INTERNATIONAL MASSAGE AND SPA ACADEMY

International Massage and Spa Academy is located on the campus of the historical Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, IL. It was founded in 2009 as Spa Vargas University and has evolved into a comprehensive therapeutic, sports, wellness and spa focused training center. 2018 will see the addition of a Nail Technician program offering as well.

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Saint Charles
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  • Massage Therapy
  • An exciting training program focused on both the art & science of massage therapy
  • 11 locations across the U.S. offering both day & evening classes for busy schedules
  • Cortiva schools have been training massage therapists for more than 40 years
  • Teaches a wide breadth of comprehensive massage therapy techniques & theories
  • Career services assistance is provided to graduates throughout their careers
  • Classes start November 13!
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Crystal Lake
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  • MS in Psychology - Addictions

WELCOME TO KAPLAN UNIVERSITY

Online Education That Fits Your Life

For 80 years, we’ve been preparing students for career success. We’ve led the wayso that our students can too.

Globally Renowned Purdue to Acquire Kaplan University

Purdue University, one of the nation's most respected universities, will acquire Kaplan University and create a new, nonprofit, public institution within the Purdue system. Pending regulatory approvals, this exciting transition is expected to take place later this year. This change will be seamless—during the transition, you will still be able to enroll at Kaplan University, earn a high-quality education, and meet your educational and career goals.

Programs
  • M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Psy.D. Clinical Psychology
  • 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 Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
Programs
  • 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.
Programs
  • BA in Psychology Clinical Psychology
  • BA in Psychology/Applied Behavioral Analysis
  • BA in Psychology/Addiction and Substance Abuse

Discover the Difference a Community of Support Makes in Your Educational Journey. From Application to Graduation, the Support You Need to Achieve Your Goals. 100% Online.

New England College was founded in 1946 to educate soldiers coming home from war. The same great support system that welcomed returning GIs is still a hallmark of NEC today. From enrollment services representatives who’ll guide you through the application process to interactive tools that help you collaborate with instructors and classmates, NEC inspires you to reach the milestones of your educational journey.

Programs
  • Clinical Psychology (PsyD)
  • Designated as a 2015 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, publishers of G.I. Jobs®.
  • Each program is designed to instill the knowledge, ethical values, and interpersonal skills of professional practice and to foster values of social responsibility.
  • Offers several flexible learning options, including a blended format that combines campus and online learning.
  • Several scholarship opportunities are available for students who qualify.
  • Features a competency-based MBA program that allows students to test out of subjects based on prior professional experience.
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Chicago
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  • Certificate in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology
  • 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.
Programs
  • Rehabilitation Sciences (Master of Science) - Online
  • Rehabilitation Sciences (Certificate) - Online
  • Sports Counseling (Certificate) - Online
  • For the 12th consecutive year, Cal U was named one for the best schools in the Northeast by The Princeton Review 
  • Recognized by the U.S. News and World Report for: Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s 2017, Best Online Programs, Grad Education 2017 and Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s for Veterans 2017
  • Quality Online courses at Cal U have the same objectives, content and learning outcomes as campus-based programs and are taught by the same expert professors.
  • Offers private school amenities at a public school cost. Student-to-teacher ratio of 20:1
  • CAL U online programs complete an annual assessment of student learning to ensure outcomes are focused on your success in career entry, advancement or enhancement!
Programs
  • Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling
  • Ranked among the 2015 Best Regional Colleges in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Designated at 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
  • 89% of full time factulty hold a terminal degree in their field.
  • 10:1 student to faculty ratio, and 62% of classes have fewer than 20 students.
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission(HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA).
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Rockford
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More Illinois Occupational Therapy Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Chicago
Doctorate & First Professional
6,810
Chicago
Associate
10,993
Eureka
Bachelor
672
University Park
Doctorate
5,692
East Peoria
Associate
11,804
Carterville
Associate
7,559
Godfrey
Associate
7,875
Springfield
Associate
6,655
Lebanon
Masters
3,312
Downers Grove
Doctorate & First Professional
1,978
Champaign
Associate
9,407
Ina
Associate
4,821
Chicago
Doctorate & First Professional
1,596
Ullin
Associate
2,176
South Holland
Associate
6,260
Harrisburg
Associate
2,606
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. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Carbondale-Marion 60 $62,440
Champaign-Urbana 70 $71,420
Bloomington 30 $76,160
Kankakee 40 $72,200
Peoria 140 $83,000
Rockford 150 $73,910
Springfield 60 $83,060

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