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Occupational Employment Statistics


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
Southwest Minnesota 307$17.30/hr$11.95/hr$12.90/hr$16.05/hr$20.03/hr$25.16/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Education and Health Services140$19.89/hr
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
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
Central Minnesota 10$19.89/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 10$19.89/hr10.5%
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 10$19.04/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 10$20.03/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 10$12.90/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 30$16.05/hr13.0%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 40$15.88/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 110$20.05/hr12.3%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 110$20.05/hrN/A
Minnesota 190$20.03/hr11.8%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Occupational Therapy Aides 10$20.29/hr2.7%
Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 4,300$36.52/hr7.1%
Occupational Therapy Assistants 660$28.95/hr24.4%
Physical Therapist Assistants 1,020$32.06/hr21.2%
Nursing Assistants 25,440$19.53/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.