Physical Therapists (29-1123)

Occupation description:  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.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 496608 22.611 1133
United States 239,800306,900 28.05,300 5,70017,710

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is robust with moderate employment opportunities. Read more.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 42.3428.4034.46 41.7648.9458.97
Alaska 46.7133.3038.11 45.4954.4661.95
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 45.6233.0136.74 43.9453.1660.72
Fairbanks North Star Borough 50.5639.5843.51 49.4558.1766.18
Southeast Region 50.0335.7841.66 47.9158.2367.30
Balance of State 45.1330.2038.14 44.5951.0162.37

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
548110 20.140.4 28.4
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation32
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation18
UI claimants previously working in occupation3
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 8
Number of job position postings 10
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 0.8

Alaska Licensing Information

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Doctoral or professional degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: None