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Employment, Employment Concentration, and Employment Projections are from the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) and Employment Projections programs.
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Projected Employment for Physical Therapist Assistants in UNITED STATES

National Employment Percent
Change
Projected
Annual
Job
Openings*
2016 2026
United States 88,300 115,800 31% 14,700
State Employment Percent
Change
Projected
Annual
Job
Openings*
2016 2026
Texas 6,850 9,400 +37% 1,210
Ohio 6,250 7,950 +27% 1,010
Florida 5,320 7,220 +36% 930
California 5,200 6,800 +31% 870
New York 4,620 6,190 +34% 790
Illinois 4,910 5,890 +20% 730
Pennsylvania 4,570 5,740 +26% 720
Michigan 3,780 4,940 +31% 630
Tennessee 2,730 3,700 +36% 480
Virginia 2,580 3,500 +36% 450
Massachusetts 2,720 3,310 +22% 410
North Carolina 2,570 3,220 +26% 410
Indiana 2,180 2,880 +32% 370
Georgia 1,970 2,670 +35% 340
Alabama 1,950 2,550 +31% 330
Missouri 2,040 2,550 +25% 320
Kentucky 1,790 2,250 +26% 280
Arizona 1,430 2,160 +51% 280
Maryland 1,600 2,030 +27% 250
New Jersey 1,470 1,880 +28% 240
Louisiana 1,440 1,790 +24% 220
Minnesota 1,510 1,800 +19% 220
Washington 1,360 1,740 +28% 220
Colorado 1,200 1,720 +43% 210
Wisconsin 1,320 1,520 +16% 190
South Carolina 1,160 1,500 +30% 190
Arkansas 1,070 1,400 +31% 180
Oklahoma 1,200 1,430 +20% 180
Kansas 1,150 1,300 +13% 160
Mississippi 940 1,090 +17% 140
Utah 670 1,040 +56% 140
Iowa 870 1,130 +30% 140
West Virginia 770 990 +29% 130
Nebraska 710 930 +31% 120
Puerto Rico 670 870 +30% 110
Oregon 650 880 +35% 110
Connecticut 740 910 +22% 110
New Hampshire 580 730 +25% 90
Nevada 440 570 +31% 70
New Mexico 420 510 +24% 60
Rhode Island 350 390 +14% 50
Hawaii 290 380 +33% 50
Maine 260 310 +18% 40
Idaho 220 280 +29% 40
Delaware 220 270 +24% 30
Wyoming 150 200 +29% 30
Montana 180 230 +28% 30
South Dakota 220 260 +21% 30
North Dakota 150 190 +26% 20
District of Columbia 150 170 +15% 20
Vermont 160 190 +20% 20
Alaska 80 100 +24% 10
Virgin Islands No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
Northern Mariana Islands No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
Guam No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
American Samoa No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available

*Projected Annual Job Openings refers to the average annual job openings due to growth and net replacement.