Assess, plan, organize, and participate in rehabilitative programs that improve mobility, relieve pain, increase strength, and improve or correct disabling conditions resulting from disease or injury.
Entry Level: $35.38/hr
Growth for Physical Therapists
|2015 Jobs||2025 Jobs||Change (2015-2025)||% Change (2015-2025)
Industries Employing Physical Therapists
|Industry||Occupation Jobs in Industry (2016)||% of Occupation in Industry (2016)||% of Total Jobs in Industry (2016)
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals||163||26.8%||0.9%
|Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists ||155||25.4%||18.6%
|Home Health Care Services||102||16.7%||1.9%
|Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)||53||8.7%||0.7%
|Offices of Physicians (except Mental Health Specialists)||40||6.6%||0.4%
- Plan, prepare, or carry out individually designed programs of physical treatment to maintain, improve, or restore physical functioning, alleviate pain, or prevent physical dysfunction in patients.
- Perform and document an initial exam, evaluating data to identify problems and determine a diagnosis prior to intervention.
- Evaluate effects of treatment at various stages and adjust treatments to achieve maximum benefit.
- Identify and document goals, anticipated progress, and plans for reevaluation.
- Record prognosis, treatment, response, and progress in patient’s chart or enter information into computer.