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Physical Therapist Assistants

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $27.50
Statewide median: $21.49

 

This career pays above the statewide median wage.


Wages for Physical Therapist Assistants *

Area Low Median High
U S
$23.34 $28.77 $34.20
Minnesota
$24.01 $27.50 $30.44
Central Minnesota
$22.23 $25.07 $29.02
Northeast Minnesota
$23.35 $27.23 $30.68
Northwest Minnesota
$23.73 $26.70 $29.35
Southeast Minnesota
$22.20 $25.94 $29.60
Southwest Minnesota
$21.83 $24.67 $29.02
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$25.62 $28.28 $30.84

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 1,590 workers employed in this small career.

Where do Physical Therapist Assistants most often work?

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in low demand.

 

Future Demand   This career is projected to grow much faster than average.

This career is seeing very high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 2,821 new Physical Therapist Assistants to meet market demand between 2018-2028. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Physical Therapist Assistants
Area Employment Employment Change
2018 2028 Number Percent
U S 98,400 125,000 26,700 27.1%
Minnesota 1,807 2,166 359 19.9%
Central Minnesota 149 192 43 28.9%
Northeast Minnesota 108 127 19 17.6%
Northwest Minnesota 249 290 41 16.5%
Southeast Minnesota 181 217 36 19.9%
Southwest Minnesota 124 141 17 13.7%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,031 1,219 188 18.2%


Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.