Occupational therapy licensing and regulation in Nevada is handled at the state level through the State of Nevada Board of Occupational Therapy. In order to acquire a license in this state, an occupational therapist must have at least a bachelor’s in occupational therapy from an accredited school. This takes approximately 3-4 years.
According to a report on the 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates for Nevada, published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were approximately 850 occupational therapists practicing in the state of Nevada (with a 13.2% RSE). The median wage per hour was $45.33, and the average annual wage was $100,970. This is significantly higher than the $85,350 national annual income for occupational therapists in the United States, as well as the average income of occupational therapists in the surrounding states of Idaho, Utah, Arizona, California, and Oregon.
There are no recent reports about the demand for occupational therapists in the state of Nevada. However, according to the Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in this field is expected to increase by 18% from 2018-2028 nationwide.
Accredited Occupational Therapy Programs in Henderson
Henderson, Nevada is the second-largest city in Nevada with a population of about 300,000; it is about 16 miles southeast of Las Vegas. The average income for an occupational therapist in Henderson is about $56 per hour and $103,217 per year. The only school with an accredited occupational therapy program in Henderson is Touro University Nevada.
Touro University Nevada
Touro University Nevada offers a doctoral program in occupational therapy. This program consists of about 112 credit hours and costs about $37,260 per year. Occupational therapy courses are available year-round. The acceptance rate at Touro University Nevada is not publicly available information.
Accredited Occupational Therapy Programs in Las Vegas
Las Vegas is the most populous city in Nevada. The average income for an occupational therapy assistant in Las Vegas is about $22.10 per hour and $51,200 per year. The only school with an accredited occupational therapy assistant program in Las Vegas is the Pima Medical Institute.
Pima Medical Institute
Pima Medical Institute Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
Pima Medical Institute — Las Vegas
3333 E Flamingo Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89121
Pima Medical Institute offers an Occupational Associate’s degree (73.5 credits). The cost of the program is $38,143. The acceptance rate is nearly 100%.