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Physical Therapist Assistants in North Carolina

(Asistentes de fisioterapia)

Physical Therapist Assistants - Assist physical therapists in providing physical therapy treatments and procedures. May, in accordance with State laws, assist in the development of treatment plans, carry out routine functions, document the progress of treatment, and modify specific treatments in accordance with patient status and within the scope of treatment plans established by a physical therapist. Generally requires formal training.

SOC (Standard Occupational Classification)31-2021.00
Career InterestsSRI
Minimum postsecondary education required(Associate)
Associate's degree - two-year degree program at a community college
Growth Outlook (projected percentage growth in jobs per year from 1940-2020)2.28 (high growth)
Current number of workers in NC (2010)1,940
Projected number of workers in NC (2020)2,390
Average entry-level annual salary in NC (2011)$38,770
Average annual salary for all workers in NC (2011)$51,860
Average experienced-worker annual salary for all workers in NC (2011)$68,910
Career ClusterHealth Science
(Ciencia De la Salud)
Major Occupational GroupHealthcare Support

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Salaries over $187,200 are sometimes shown as >$187,200 rather than the actual salary.


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SOC Codes

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system classifies all careers and assigns a unique number to each. This SOC number (31-2021.00) can be used to follow up with other career databases.


Career Interests

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Minimum Postsecondary Education Required

Minimum education is the usual minimum level of postsecondary (after high school) education required for each career.

Some careers have on-the-job training (OJT), which means that you go straight to the job and learn while you work.

Some careers require further education after high school before starting the career.


Growth Outlook

Growth outlook is the projected growth of the number of career openings per year from 2010 to 2020. High growth means that the number of openings are increasing, so the likelihood of getting a job in this career is good. Low growth means that there may not be any openings, so the likelihood of getting a job in this career is not very good.

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Number of Workers

Current number of workers is the number of people in North Carolina in 2010 who were full-time and part-time employees, workers on paid vacation or other type of paid leave, workers assigned temporarily to other units, and paid owners, officers and staff of incorporated firms.

Projected number of workers is the number of people in North Carolina in 2020 who were full-time and part-time employees, workers on paid vacation or other type of paid leave, workers assigned temporarily to other units, and paid owners, officers and staff of incorporated firms.

Number of workers excludes proprietors, owners and partners of unincorporated firms, unpaid family workers, workers on unpaid leave, and contractors and temporary agency employees not on the company payroll.


Average Entry-Level Salaries

Salary entry is the estimated average salary for all entry-level (first-year) workers in this occupation in North Carolina in 2011. Technically it is the annual 10th percentile wage.

Salary includes straight time, gross pay, exclusive of premium pay. Base rate, cost-of-living allowances, tips, guaranteed pay, hazardous-duty pay, incentive pay, commissions, production bonuses and on-call pay are included. Excluded is back pay, jury duty pay, overtime pay, severance pay, shift differentials, non-production bonuses, and tuition reimbursements.

Salaries over $187,200 are sometimes shown as >$187,200 rather than the actual salary.


Average Salaries

Salary all is the estimated average salary for all workers in this occupation in North Carolina in 2011. Technically it is the mean annual wage.

Salaries over $187,200 are sometimes shown as >$187,200 rather than the actual salary.


This research was compiled, analyzed, and posted by Emil Barnabas.

The data come from multiple data tables from the US Department of Labor. Blanks in this table represent missing data, some due to confidentiality because of small numbers of workers in an occupation.




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