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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
Southwest Minnesota 20021$43.55/hr$31.55/hr$38.06/hr$41.64/hr$49.08/hr$51.54/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Professional and Business Services60$48.79/hr
Education and Health Services4,400$40.78/hr
Public Administration50$48.02/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 60$40.65/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 70$50.66/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 80$38.75/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 130$39.75/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 140$40.34/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 160$45.23/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 160$39.72/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 190$40.65/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 200$40.29/hr9.3%
Southwest Minnesota 200$41.64/hr16.4%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 280$39.41/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 290$42.77/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 310$40.65/hr13.1%
Rochester MN MSA 340$40.43/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 390$41.16/hr15.4%
Southeast Minnesota 440$40.43/hr11.3%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 2,890$40.78/hr14.2%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 3,140$40.78/hrN/A
Minnesota 4,510$40.78/hr13.8%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Exercise Physiologists 180$30.93/hr11.7%
Athletic Trainers 1,000$59,110.80/yrN/A
Nurse Midwives 200$61.85/hr12.2%
Chiropractors 1,220$39.69/hr13.6%
Physical Therapist Assistants 1,020$32.06/hr21.2%
Nurse Practitioners 4,490$64.99/hr45.7%
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other 560$38.66/hrN/A
Occupational Therapy Assistants 660$28.95/hr24.4%
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 14,020$24.41/hr6.6%

  • 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.
  • Direct, supervise, assess, and communicate with supportive personnel.
  • Administer manual exercises, massage, or traction to help relieve pain, increase patient strength, or decrease or prevent deformity or crippling.
  • Test and measure patient's strength, motor development and function, sensory perception, functional capacity, or respiratory or circulatory efficiency and record data.
  • Confer with the patient, medical practitioners, or appropriate others to plan, implement, or assess the intervention program.
  • Perform and document an initial exam, evaluating data to identify problems and determine a diagnosis prior to intervention.
  • Review physician's referral and patient's medical records to help determine diagnosis and physical therapy treatment required.
  • Obtain patients' informed consent to proposed interventions.