Occupational Employment Statistics


29-1123 Physical Therapists

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.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Southeast Minnesota 540196$41.74/hr$33.03/hr$36.49/hr$42.22/hr$47.20/hr$50.20/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Professional and Business Services130$43.45/hr
Education and Health Services4,500$40.98/hr
Public Administration50$43.26/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State 70$44.20/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 100$41.36/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 180$39.88/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 180$40.00/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 180$38.25/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 190$44.20/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 220$37.85/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 270$40.02/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 290$40.75/hr12.1%
Southwest Minnesota 310$40.75/hr4.8%
Northwest Balance of State 350$41.18/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 410$40.97/hr22.8%
Rochester MN MSA 420$41.97/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 460$41.28/hr12.8%
Southeast Minnesota 540$42.22/hr13.1%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 2,770$40.77/hr19.5%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 2,960$40.78/hrN/A
Minnesota 4,670$41.10/hr17.8%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Occupational Therapists 3,020$36.66/hr11.0%
Exercise Physiologists 250$28.20/hr10.6%
Physical Therapist Assistants 1,590$27.50/hr18.6%
Nurse Midwives 220$56.79/hr15.1%
Chiropractors 1,170$38.77/hr11.2%
Athletic Trainers 720$51,386.66/yr20.5%
Registered Nurses 71,000$38.16/hr11.1%
Nurse Practitioners 3,970$57.81/hr27.8%
Physician Assistants 2,360$57.46/hr30.9%
Occupational Therapy Assistants 690$25.26/hr19.2%

  • 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.
  • Record prognosis, treatment, response, and progress in patient's chart or enter information into computer.
  • Evaluate effects of treatment at various stages and adjust treatments to achieve maximum benefit.
  • Discharge patient from physical therapy when goals or projected outcomes have been attained and provide for appropriate follow-up care or referrals.
  • Administer manual exercises, massage, or traction to help relieve pain, increase patient strength, or decrease or prevent deformity or crippling.
  • Confer with the patient, medical practitioners, or appropriate others to plan, implement, or assess the intervention program.
  • Direct, supervise, assess, and communicate with supportive personnel.
  • Identify and document goals, anticipated progress, and plans for reevaluation.
  • Perform and document an initial exam, evaluating data to identify problems and determine a diagnosis prior to intervention.
  • Direct, supervise, assess, and communicate with supportive personnel.