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Physical Therapist Assistants (31-2021)

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.
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 90 97 7.78 4 8 13
United States 98400 125000 0.0 4800 9000 16500
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 28.58 16.27 23.20 28.74 34.04 39.65
Alaska 28.48 17.27 19.33 28.45 35.39 42.53
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 27.84 17.30 18.90 26.79 34.80 44.84

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.