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# of OT schools now verses a few years ago?

Discussion in 'Occupational Therapy [ O.T.D ]' started by EastCoastHope, Jun 11, 2012.

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  1. EastCoastHope

    EastCoastHope 2+ Year Member

    Mar 20, 2011
    After reading the postings about the bottom falling out of the pharmacist job market, I noticed comments on the pharmacy part of this site that the number of schools offering the degree has shot up, diluting the "rarity" of graduates.

    I think someone quoted there were like 60 pharmacy schools in the early 2000 and now there are 100+.

    Does anyone know what is happening with OT? Are we going down the same track?

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  3. babycheeks


    May 13, 2012
    The number of people who have lost insurance coverage and are cutting back on prescription medicines, has the job market for pharmacists as tight as it has been in more than three decades.
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2012
  4. hawaiiguy

    hawaiiguy Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 22, 2004
    That was probably me. Well, I was shocked at the # of OT programs. It does make one wonder compared to the new reality of the pharmacy profession being over saturated. However, it may be an apples to oranges comparison. I've posted asking new grads about their job placement experiences. I'm trying to determine via anecdotal evidence what the job market for OT's is currently like. So far, no response.
  5. babycheeks


    May 13, 2012
    I don't think many graduates post on the board the forum seems mostly good for trying to get into OT.

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