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Physical Therapist Assistants

in Massachusetts

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.

Occupation Projection for Physical Therapist Assistants

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
312021  Physical Therapist Assistants 2,719 3,313 594 21.85 % 132 222 59 413 Associate's degree 

Physical Therapist Assistants 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    2,580  95 % 3,150  95 % 570  22 % $62,960
Ambulatory Health Care Services    1,750  64 % 2,230  67 % 480  27 % $63,320
Hospitals    460  17 % 500  15 % 40  10 % $55,790
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
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