Physical Therapist Aides

Prospects: Very Favorable

*According to projected annual openings and year-over-year growth

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.

Number of positions

2012: 970    2014: 1,020

Annual job postings

New: 30    Replacement: 10
(Total: 40)   

Salaries in NYC

Starting at:
Up to:

Educational requirements

Minimum education:
High school diploma or equivalent

Work experience:

On-the-job training:
Short-term on-the-job training

Education level achieved by workers


Sources: New York State Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Labor.