2012 Third Qtr-PTA-Program Trends

2012 Third Qtr-PTA-Program Trends








Western Technical College

400 Seventh Street
La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601
608.785.9200

Occupation Report for Physical Therapist Assistant
August 28, 2012
2012 Third Quarter Data for 2013-2017 Projections
Western Technical College District

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Region Info
Name: Western Technical College District
Description: Western district counties
County Areas: Buffalo, Wisconsin (55011), Crawford, Wisconsin (55023), Jackson, Wisconsin (55053), Juneau,
Wisconsin (55057), La Crosse, Wisconsin (55063), Monroe, Wisconsin (55081), Trempealeau, Wisconsin
(55121), Vernon, Wisconsin (55123)

Selected Occupations

Occupation
Physical Therapist Assistants (SOC 31-2021)

Education Level
Associate's degree

Executive Summary

Basic Information
2013 Occupational Jobs
2017 Occupational Jobs
Total Change
Total % Change
Openings
2012 Median Hourly Earnings

63
69
6
9.55%
10
$20.29

Occupational Change Summary

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2013
Jobs

Region
Regional Total
State Total
National Total

63
1,457
72,105

2017
Change
Jobs
69
1,557
81,234

6
100
9,129

%
Change
10%
7%
13%

2012
Median
Hourly
Earnings
$20.29
$21.80
$23.22

Openin
gs
10
197
13,195

Source: EMSI Complete Employment - 2012.2

Top Industries for Selected Occupation

NAICS
Code
622110
621340
623110
621610
621310
621111
902622

Name
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (Private)
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech
Therapists, and Audiologists
Nursing Care Facilities
Home Health Care Services
Offices of Chiropractors
Offices of Physicians (except Mental Health
Specialists)
Hospitals (State Government)

2013
Jobs
34

2017
Jobs
36

2

%
Change
6%

15

19

4

27%

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Change

Source: EMSI Complete Employment - 2012.2
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Data Sources and Calculations

Industry Data
In order to capture a complete picture of industry employment, EMSI basically combines covered employment
data from Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) produced by the Department of Labor with total
employment data in Regional Economic Information System (REIS) published by the Bureau of Economic
Analysis (BEA), augmented with County Business Patterns (CBP) and Nonemployer Statistics (NES) published
by the U.S. Census Bureau. Projections are based on the latest available EMSI industry data, 15-year past local
trends in each industry, growth rates in statewide and (where available) sub-state area industry projections
published by individual state agencies, and (in part) growth rates in national projections from the Bureau of Labor
Statistics.

State Data Sources
This report uses state data from the following agencies: Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development,
Bureau of Workforce Information.

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