Career Outlook for Physical Therapist Assistants

Also known as:  Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant, LPTA, Physical Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapy Technician, Physiotherapy Assistant
The overall job outlook for Physical Therapist Assistant careers has been positive since 2004. Vacancies for this career have increased by 14.87 percent nationwide in that time, with an average growth of 2.48 percent per year. Demand for Physical Therapist Assistants is expected to go up, with an expected 19,040 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 3.61 percent over the next few years.
There are currently more Physical Therapist Assistants in the following states
Ohio 4,890
California 4,460
Texas 4,250
Pennsylvania 4,130
Florida 3,740
New York 3,580
Illinois 3,450
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Physical Therapist Assistants
Alaska 30
District of Columbia 80
Vermont 90
North Dakota 100
Montana 110
Wyoming 120
Delaware 150