Physical Therapist Assistants

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
15%
risk level
POLLING
35%
Based on 54 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
26.5%
by year 2032
WAGES
$62,770
or $30.18 per hour
Volume
97,740
as of 2022
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
7.3/10

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Automation risk

15% (Minimal Risk)

Minimal Risk (0-20%): Occupations in this category have a low probability of being automated, as they typically demand complex problem-solving, creativity, strong interpersonal skills, and a high degree of manual dexterity. These jobs often involve intricate hand movements and precise coordination, making it difficult for machines to replicate the required tasks.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some very important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Social Perceptiveness

  • Finger Dexterity

  • Manual Dexterity

  • Persuasion

User poll

35% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted there's a low chance this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 15% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Physical Therapist Assistants will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?






Growth

Very fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Physical Therapist Assistants' job openings is expected to rise 26.5% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.

Wages

Moderately paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Physical Therapist Assistants' was $62,770, or $30 per hour

'Physical Therapist Assistants' were paid 35.5% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 97,740 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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Comments

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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