Fastest-Growing Jobs Requiring an Associate’s Degree, Part 4

May 6, 2010 by Emsi Burning Glass

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With our first three posts on the fastest-growing occupations at the associate’s-degree level behind us, today we come to No. 2 on the list — physical therapist assistants.

According to EMSI’s Analyst, there are an estimated 66,570 physical therapist assistants (SOC 31-2021) in the U.S., up 14.4% since 2006. Median hourly earnings are a healthy $22.07.

Below is an interactive map that shows three pieces of data on physical therapist assistants for each state and Washington, D.C.:

  • Percentage growth from ’06-10

  • Ranking by percentage growth

  • 2010 total jobs

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Here are the top 10 states ranked by percentage growth:

Also, here are the top 10 states ranked by total 2010 jobs:

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