Occupational Therapists (29-1122)

Occupation description:  Assess, plan, organize, and participate in rehabilitative programs that help build or restore vocational, homemaking, and daily living skills, as well as general independence, to persons with disabilities or developmental delays.

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 192214 11.52 46
United States 114,600145,100 26.53,040 2,2205,260

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is moderate with low employment opportunities. Read more.

2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 40.2526.0632.28 39.3847.7457.56
Alaska 37.2922.4431.01 37.9845.2650.37
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 37.0920.9630.64 38.4745.5250.88
Fairbanks North Star Borough 35.9828.9132.12 35.6140.3745.58
Balance of State 38.2624.4531.43 38.8046.3853.84

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
22842 18.443.9 33.3
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation28
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation21
UI claimants previously working in occupation4
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 4
Number of job position postings 18
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 0.2

Alaska Licensing Information

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Master's degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: None