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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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Lackawanna College is the premier, private, accredited college serving the people of northeastern Pennsylvania. With a focus on keeping higher education affordable and accessible to our immediate community, Lackawanna draws 80 percent of its student population right from our own region.

With a main campus situated in downtown Scranton, Lackawanna’s expanding footprint also includes satellite centers in Hawley, Hazleton, New Milford, Sunbury and Towanda.

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  • A private, accredited distance learning college based in Norcross, Georgia founded in 1987.
  • Ensures that service members, their spouses and veterans can maximize their military education benefits.
  • Gives students the option to customize monthly payments to fit their budgets and lifestyle.
  • Offers all-inclusive tuition: textbooks, learning materials, and academic support are covered in the cost.
  • Allows alumni to enroll in any future program at a reduced rate.
  • SJU provides a rigorous, student-centered education rooted in the liberal arts
  • A Jesuit school with 8,415 students in all programs for 2016 grads &undergrads
  • Institutionally Accredited by the MSCHE and the AACSB (Haub School of Business)
  • 96% of 2016 graduates employed, pursuing graduate study or volunteering full time
  • Qualifying students can receive financial assistance with tuition costs
  • A collegiate university that balances the personal attention of a liberal arts college with the academic vitality and broad opportunities of a research university.
  • Founded in 1834, its 340 acre campus is located in Winston-Salem, N.C.
  • Ranked #23 in National Universities in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges from U.S. News and World Report.
  • Its student-to-faculty ratio is 11:1, and 58.6% of its classes have fewer than 20 students.
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  • Accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WUSCUC).
  • 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.
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s 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 help make it possible for students to earn a bachelor’s degree in as little as 24 months and a master’s degree in 12-18 months.

More Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Schools

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

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, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Altoona 90 $72,320
Johnstown 40 $70,480
Chambersburg-Waynesboro 60 $85,880
Erie 170 $78,280
Bloomsburg-Berwick 70 $74,360
Harrisburg-Carlisle 330 $83,260
Lancaster 240 $80,640
Lebanon N/A $85,250
Pittsburgh 1460 $69,790
Reading 170 $81,880
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton 360 $84,150
Williamsport 40 $79,370
York-Hanover 240 $84,170

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