Physical Therapist Aides (31-2022)

Occupation 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.

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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 7289 23.64 612
United States 52,00067,200 29.42,600 4,4008,530

Job outlook

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


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 13.429.4310.64 12.3714.9218.50

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
8614 16.323.0 14.9
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation24
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation2
UI claimants previously working in occupation6
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 35
Number of job position postings 10
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 3.5

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

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Short-term on-the-job training