Catalog 2017-2018

Physical Therapist Assistant


Physical therapist assistants held about 78,700 jobs in 2014. The industries that employed the most physical therapist assistants in 2014 were as follows:
  • Offices: private physical therapy (43 percent)
  • Hospitals (23 percent)
  • Skilled nursing facilities (11 percent)
  • Home health care services (9 percent)
  • Offices: physicians (5 percent)
Employment opportunities are projected to grow by approximately 41 percent from 2014 through 2024.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-2017 edition, Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides.