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)

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 7081 15.71 23
United States 50,00069,500 39.01,950 1,4503,400

Job outlook

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

2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 13.419.3110.52 12.3514.8318.43
Alaska 17.5913.0214.25 17.0221.3323.60

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
738 11.023.9 16.4
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation22
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation2
UI claimants previously working in occupation4
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 35
Number of job position postings 4
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 8.8

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