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.