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   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  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.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 40.6926.2332.68 40.0048.2357.91
Alaska 39.8126.8433.30 40.2447.2553.58
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 41.4128.3534.71 41.9248.8356.37
Fairbanks North Star Borough 36.1029.0432.45 35.7539.0545.86
Balance of State 37.8822.2930.51 39.8045.9750.19

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
26661 22.941.5 32.4
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation31
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation22
UI claimants previously working in occupation0
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 6
Number of job position postings 19
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 0.3

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