Physical Therapist Aide

Code: 31-2022.00

Also known as: Physical Therapist Aide (PTA), Physical Therapy Aide (PTA), Physical Therapy Attendant, Rehabilitation Aide, Rehabilitation Attendant, Restorative Aide (RA)

Description: Physical Therapist Aides work under the direction of a physical therapist. While Therapist Assistants help more directly with a patient's recovery, an Aide focuses on indirect care, such as moving a patient between rooms and setting up the treatment area. Physical Therapist Aides generally have a high school diploma or its equivalent. They learn clinical skills through on-the-job training.

Physical Therapist Aide

Typical wages

10% $20,500
25% $24,250
Median $28,450
75% $33,280
90% $40,580
10% $9.86
25% $11.66
Median $13.68
75% $16
90% $19.51

Projected employment

Estimated Employment
(2019 year)
Projected Employment
(2029 year)
Percent Change +0 %
Projected Annual Job Openings 6,900