Career Outlook for Physical Therapists

Also known as:  Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapist, Geriatric Physical Therapist, Orthopedic Physical Therapist, Pediatric Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist, Physiotherapist, PT, Pulmonary Physical Therapist, Sports Physical Therapist
The overall job outlook for Physical Therapist careers has been positive since 2004. Vacancies for this career have increased by 26.12 percent nationwide in that time, with an average growth of 4.35 percent per year. Demand for Physical Therapists is expected to go up, with an expected 61,420 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 4.26 percent over the next few years.
There are currently more Physical Therapists in the following states
California 14,860
New York 13,740
Texas 11,870
Florida 11,070
Pennsylvania 9,160
Illinois 8,130
Michigan 6,940
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Physical Therapists
District of Columbia 360
Wyoming 430
Alaska 430
North Dakota 540
Delaware 590
South Dakota 590
Vermont 610