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Physical Therapists

in Massachusetts

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.

Occupation Projection for Physical Therapists

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
291123  Physical Therapists 9,287 10,980 1,693 18.23 % 195 211 169 575 Doctoral or professional degree 

Physical Therapists Projections by Industry

Industry 2016
Employment
Projected 2026 Employment Change
2016-2026
2017
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Health Care and Social Assistance    7,840  84 % 9,210  84 % 1,370  18 % $89,710
Ambulatory Health Care Services    4,320  47 % 5,350  49 % 1,030  24 % $91,900
Hospitals    2,430  26 % 2,710  25 % 280  11 % $85,530
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities    720  8 % 750  7 % 30  4 % $93,620
Social Assistance    360  4 % 410  4 % 50  12 % $84,040
Educational Services    320  3 % 360  3 % 40  12 % $80,050
Educational Services    320  3 % 360  3 % 40  12 % $80,050
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediat    230  3 % 240  2 % 10  5 % $90,080
Administrative and Support Services    230  3 % 240  2 % 10  5 % $90,080
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Economic Research
This workforce product was funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration. (more...)