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Physical Therapists

Assess, plan, organize, and participate in rehabilitative programs that improve mobility, relieve pain, increase strength, and improve or correct disabling conditions resulting from disease or injury.

Fast Facts

Hourly Pay
Entry Level: $38.81/hr
Median: $44.96/hr
Experienced: $52.66/hr

Current Employment
581 (2017)

Projected Employment
732 (2028)

Growth for Physical Therapists

2017 Jobs2028 JobsChange (2018-2028)% Change (2018-2028)
58173213122%

Industries Employing Physical Therapists

IndustryOccupation Jobs in Industry (2017)% of Occupation in Industry (2017)% of Total Jobs in Industry (2017)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals15827.2%0.9%
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists 13523.3%18.8%
Home Health Care Services9416.1%1.6%
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)559.5%0.8%
Offices of Physicians (except Mental Health Specialists)396.8%0.4%

Occupational Tasks

  • Plan, prepare, or carry out individually designed programs of physical treatment to maintain, improve, or restore physical functioning, alleviate pain, or prevent physical dysfunction in patients.
  • Perform and document an initial exam, evaluating data to identify problems and determine a diagnosis prior to intervention.
  • Evaluate effects of treatment at various stages and adjust treatments to achieve maximum benefit.
  • Identify and document goals, anticipated progress, and plans for reevaluation.
  • Record prognosis, treatment, response, and progress in patient’s chart or enter information into computer.
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