There are currently an estimated 88,300 physical therapist assistants in the United States. The physical therapist assistant job market is expected to grow by 31.1% between 2016 and 2026.
How employable are physical therapist assistants?
CareerExplorer rates physical therapist assistants with an A- employability rating, meaning this career should provide great employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 34,900 physical therapist assistants. That number is based on 27,500 additional physical therapist assistants, and the retirement of 7,400 existing physical therapist assistants.
What’s the supply of physical therapist assistants?
The physical therapist assistant industry is concentrated in Texas, Ohio, Florida
Physical Therapist Assistant job market by state
|State Name||Employed Physical Therapist Assistants|
|District of Columbia||160|