Physical Therapist

Code: 29-1123.00

Also known as: Acute Care PT (Acute Care Physical Therapist), Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), Home Care Physical Therapist (Home Care PT), Inpatient Physical Therapist (Inpatient PT), Outpatient Physical Therapist (Outpatient PT), Pediatric Physical Therapist (Pediatric PT), Registered Physical Therapist (RPT), Therapist

Description: Physical Therapists assist in the recovery of people who have been seriously ill or those who have been injured. This career requires an advanced degree and license in the state of practice. A physical therapist must also have excellent communication skills and the ability to empathize with people who are recovering from illness and injury. Kinesiotherapists are specialized therapists, who are required to take a test administered by the American Kinesiotherapists Association (AKA).

Physical Therapist

Typical wages

10% $63,530
25% $75,360
Median $91,010
75% $106,060
90% $126,780
10% $30.54
25% $36.23
Median $43.75
75% $50.99
90% $60.95

Projected employment

Estimated Employment
(2019 year)
Projected Employment
(2029 year)
Percent Change +0 %
Projected Annual Job Openings 15,200