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Occupational Therapy in Numbers

Annual Changes in Number of Occupational Therapist Schools,
Licensed Therapists, OTs per hundred thousand of population, JAOT members

YearNo. of schoolsNo. of licensed OTsNo. of OTs per 100,000No. of JAOT membersRate of organizations
19662220.01882%
19672720.15475%
196821320.110378%
196932220.215068%
197033110.320064%
197545580.538369%
1980139800.875277%
1981171,0880.984277%
1982211,2551.199479%
1983241,4451.21,02271%
1984271,7501.51,16767%
1985282,1401.81,38665%
1986302,5812.12,04679%
1987303,0062.52,41480%
1988293,5252.92,87081%
1989294,0813.33,38783%
1990334,6923.83,90983%
1991335,2874.34,39183%
1992365,8274.74,90184%
1993446,4015.15,45785%
1994487,0285.66,02786%
1995587,7086.16,61886%
1996728,74877,47285%
1997819,8087.88,40086%
19989311,0358.79,47986%
19999712,6261010,91486%
200010714,88011.712,93287%
200111917,22913.515,02087%
200213219,81615.517,27987%
200314322,75517.819,84987%
200415226,06920.422,84188%
200515629,51123.125,89088%
200615933,69626.329,18887%
200716938,09729.832,55985%
200817642,35433.135,52784%
200917947,75937.339,24182%
201017253,08041.542,34880%
201117657,21944.844,95879%
201217561,85648.546,09275%
201318265,93551.847,63972%
201418170,67555.649,27771%

Gender Composition of Occupational Therapists

As of March 2015, Japanese occupational therapists include about 36% men and about 64% women.

Number of association members

(according to 2014 JAOT member statistics)

Age Composition of Occupational Therapists

Most of Japanese occupational therapists are aged 26 through 30 (about 30%); those aged form 26 through 35 account for about half. The average age is 33.16 for men, and 32.45 for women.

Number of members by age

(according to 2014 JAOT member statistics)

Affiliation of Occupational Therapists

As regards place of employment of Japanese occupational therapists, about 26,000 persons are employed by healthcare corporations, which make the largest share of 53%; next come national and municipal public agencies (12%), and NPO and other organizations (8%). In terms of main professional duties, clinical work accounts for 83%, and then comes education with 3%.

Number of members by place of employment

(according to 2014 JAOT member statistics)

Field of Specialization of Occupational Therapists

In specialization of Japanese occupational therapists, physical disabilities account for 59%; then come senile disorders and mental disorders with 14% and 14%, respectively.

Number of members by specialization

(according to 2014 JAOT member statistics)

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