Physical Therapist Aides

4.9/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
43%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
18.8%
by 2031
WAGES
$29,200
or $14.04 hourly
VOLUME
42,390
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 43% (Start worrying)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Assisting and Caring for Others
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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Physical Therapist Aides' job openings is expected to rise 18.8% by 2031
'Physical Therapist Aides' is expected to be a very fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Physical Therapist Aides' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Physical Therapist Aides' was $29,200, or $14.04 hourly
'Physical Therapist Aides' are paid 36.2% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as physical therapist aides?

As of 2021 there were 42,390 people employed as Physical Therapist Aides within the United States.
This represents around 0.03% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 3 thousand people are employed as Physical Therapist Aides.

Job description

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.

SOC Code: 31-2022.00

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