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DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides



Under close supervision of a physical therapist or physical therapy assistant, perform only delegated, selected, or routine tasks in specific situations. These duties include preparing the patient and the treatment area.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota         


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Education and Health Services110$18.79/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Central Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Minnesota N/AN/A10.5%
Southeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 10$19.71/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 20$15.73/hr13.0%
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 20$19.40/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 40$20.29/hr12.3%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 50$19.38/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 60$17.32/hrN/A
Minnesota 110$18.79/hr11.8%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change -
Occupational Therapy Aides N/AN/AN/A
Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 4,120$38.73/hr7.1%
Occupational Therapy Assistants 640$30.30/hr24.4%
Physical Therapist Assistants 1,320$30.22/hr21.2%
Nursing Assistants 26,910$20.79/hr3.6%


  • Clean and organize work area and disinfect equipment after treatment.
  • Record treatment given and equipment used.
  • Measure patient's range-of-joint motion, body parts, or vital signs to determine effects of treatments or for patient evaluations.
  • Instruct, motivate, safeguard, or assist patients practicing exercises or functional activities, under direction of medical staff.
  • Participate in patient care tasks, such as assisting with passing food trays, feeding residents, or bathing residents on bed rest.
  • Change linens, such as bed sheets and pillow cases.
  • Maintain equipment or furniture to keep it in good working condition, including performing the assembly or disassembly of equipment or accessories.
  • Administer active or passive manual therapeutic exercises, therapeutic massage, or heat, light, sound, water, or electrical modality treatments, such as ultrasound.
  • Observe patients during treatment to compile and evaluate data on patients' responses and progress and report to physical therapist.
  • Schedule patient appointments with physical therapists and coordinate therapists' schedules.