Career Profile

Physical Therapist Aides

Education High school diploma or equivalent
This is the typical education required for an entry-level position.
Earnings $25,400
This is the typical median salary earned for an entry-level position.

Physical Therapist Aides work under close supervision of a physical therapist or physical therapy assistant, to perform only delegated, selected, or routine tasks in specific situations

General Information

Under close supervision of a physical therapist or physical therapy assistant, perform only delegated, selected, or routine tasks in specific situations. These duties include preparing the patient and the treatment area.

Physical Therapist Aides

Occupational Outlook

For the Rural Capital Area

21

Job Opportunities

Over the next five years, an average of 21 openings per year are projected for Physical Therapist Aides.

+24.5%

Employment Change

Employment for Physical Therapist Aides is forecasted to increase significantly more than the regional average by 24.5% between 2022 and 2027.

$12.20

Earnings Potential

An average worker in this occupation is paid $12.20/hour. Entry level workers are paid $9.65, while experienced workers are paid $13.47. The median wage is below average regional wages across occupations.

Local Employment Opportunities

There are 112 Physical Therapist Aides in the RCA region. By 2027 this number could reach 139.

Top 5 Employing Industries, Locally

The top industries employing Physical Therapist Aides are Offices of Other Health Practitioners, Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals, and General Medical and Surgical Hospitals.

Knowledge Areas

The top most significant knowledge categories for Physical Therapist Aides include Customer and Personal Service, Therapy and Counseling, and Education and Training.

Educational Attainment Patterns

The most common level of education for Physical Therapist Aides is Associate's. 85% of people employed in these roles have some form of college degree.

Sources: BLS   JobsEQ®   ONET