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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