Physical Therapists

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Occupation Description

Physical therapists evaluate, plot, establish, and take part in rehabilitative programs that improve movement, reduce pain, increase strength, and advance or correct incapacitating conditions resulting from disease or injury.

Estimated Income

Lower End
Middle
Upper End
$200,000
$150,000
$100,000
$50,000
All financial data provided by Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov)

Total Employees In 2010

191460

Job Openings By 2020

100600

Growth Rate

39%

Required Education

Doctoral or professional degree
Specific Programs:
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Required Work Experience

None

National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth