Physical Therapist Assistants

7.6/10 job score
risk level
by 2031
or $29.41 hourly
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 15% (No worries)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Assisting and Caring for Others
Social Perceptiveness
Finger Dexterity
Manual Dexterity
very important
quite important
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What do you think the risk of automation is?

How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?

How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Physical Therapist Assistants' job openings is expected to rise 26.5% by 2031
'Physical Therapist Assistants' 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 Assistants' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Physical Therapist Assistants' was $61,180, or $29.41 hourly
'Physical Therapist Assistants' are paid 33.7% higher 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 assistants?

As of 2021 there were 93,660 people employed as Physical Therapist Assistants within the United States.
This represents around 0.07% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 1 thousand people are employed as Physical Therapist Assistants.

Job description

Assist physical therapists in providing physical therapy treatments and procedures. May, in accordance with state laws, assist in the development of treatment plans, carry out routine functions, document the progress of treatment, and modify specific treatments in accordance with patient status and within the scope of treatment plans established by a physical therapist. Generally requires formal training.

SOC Code: 31-2021.00


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iz me Alex says
I don't think so cuz therapists help you and understand your feelings
Feb 15, 2020 at 01:57 AM
Hi says
And computers can't help you with ur feeling in my opinion
Nov 12, 2020 at 09:46 AM

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