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

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 446515 15.57 1320
United States 210,900282,700 34.07,180 5,65012,830

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is strong with high employment opportunities. Read more.


2015 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 41.2527.4333.47 40.4047.5657.59
Alaska 48.3532.6039.34 46.5356.0371.55
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 49.6232.5139.43 47.3158.0777.19
Fairbanks North Star Borough 44.6433.0938.98 43.7150.8758.75
Southeast Region 45.9131.5039.74 46.2753.9359.96
Balance of State 47.9233.2839.07 46.6254.0559.05

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
506104 20.642.0 29.5
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation34
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation23
UI claimants previously working in occupation6
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 11
Number of job position postings 12
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 0.9

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