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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.

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Code
Title Employment Change Annual Average Openings Typical education needed for entry
2014 2024 Level Percent Total Growth Replace-
ments
312021  Physical Therapist Assistants 2,295 2,968 673 29.32 % 133 67 66 Associate's degree 

Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Industry 2014
Employment
Projected 2024 Employment Change
2014-2024
2016
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Health Care and Social Assistance    2,120  93 % 2,790  94 % 670  31 % $60,860
Ambulatory Health Care Services    1,230  54 % 1,780  60 % 550  45 % $61,680
Hospitals    470  20 % 540  18 % 70  14 % $53,120
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities    370  16 % 410  14 % 40  9 % $68,350
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