SOC Code 31-2021 - Physical Therapist Assistants

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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 Code 31-2021 - Physical Therapist Assistants is a a final level code of the “Healthcare Support Occupations” Major Occupation Category. There are 96,840 total employees classified in this occupation in the USA, with an average Hourly Wage of $28.14 and average Annual Wage of $58,520.

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Occupation Examples

  • Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant
  • LPTA
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Physical Therapy Technician
  • Physiotherapy Assistant

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