SP 2018 Physical Therapy Assistant Program Trends

SP 2018 Physical Therapy Assistant Program Trends








Physical Therapy Assistant
Occupation Overview
Emsi Q1 2018 Data Set
March 2018

Western Technical College

400 Seventh Street
La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601
608.785.9200

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Parameters
Occupations
Code

Description

31-2021

Physical Therapist Assistants

Regions
Code

Description

55011

Buffalo County, WI

55053

Jackson County, WI

55057

Juneau County, WI

55063

La Crosse County, WI

55081

Monroe County, WI

55121

Trempealeau County, WI

55123

Vernon County, WI

Timeframe
2019 - 2023

Datarun
2018.1 – QCEW Employees, Non-QCEW Employees, and Self-Employed

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HPS 105241 PTAT in Western District
Physical Therapist Assistants (SOC 31-2021):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.
Sample of Reported Job Titles: Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA)Physical Therapy Technician (Physical
Therapy Tech)Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA)Staff Physical Therapy AssistantPhysical Therapist
Assistant and Nurse AidePhysical Therapist Assistant (PTA)Per Diem Physical Therapist Assistant (Per Diem
PTA)Outpatient Physical Therapist AssistantHome Health Physical Therapist AssistantCertified Physical
Therapist Assistant (CPTA)
Related O*NET Occupation: Physical Therapist Assistants (31-2021.00)

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Occupation Summary for HPS 105241 PTAT

95

7.4%

$21.21/hr

Jobs (2019)

% Change (2019-2023)

Median Hourly Earnings

6% above National average

Nation: 11.9%

Nation: $27.21/hr

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Growth for Physical Therapist Assistants (31-2021)

95

102

7

7.4%

2019 Jobs

2023 Jobs

Change (2019-2023)

% Change (2019-2023)

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Percentile Earnings for Physical Therapist Assistants (31-2021)

$17.96/hr

$21.21/hr

$24.65/hr

25th Percentile Earnings

Median Earnings

75th Percentile Earnings

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Regional Trends

Region

2019 Jobs

2023 Jobs

Change

% Change

●

Region

95

102

7

7.4%

●

Nation

95,954

107,343

11,389

11.9%

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Regional Breakdown

County

2023 Jobs

La Crosse County, WI

74

Jackson County, WI

<10

Monroe County, WI

<10

Vernon County, WI

<10

Juneau County, WI

<10

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Occupation Gender Breakdown

Gender

2017 Jobs 2017 Percent

●

Males

20

22.2%

●

Females

70

77.8%

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Occupation Age Breakdown

Age

2017 Jobs 2017 Percent

●

14-18

0

0.3%

●

19-24

18

19.8%

●

25-34

23

26.1%

●

35-44

18

19.9%

●

45-54

18

20.4%

●

55-64

11

11.8%

●

65+

2

1.8%

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Occupation Race/Ethnicity Breakdown

Race/Ethnicity

2017 Jobs 2017 Percent

●

White

87

96.7%

●

Asian

1

1.5%

●

Hispanic or Latino

1

0.6%

●

Two or More Races

0

0.5%

●

Black or African American

0

0.5%

●

American Indian or Alaska Native

0

0.1%

●

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

0

0.0%

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Occupational Programs

1

14

13

Programs (2016)

Completions (2016)

Openings (2016)

CIP Code

Program

51.0806

Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant

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Completions (2016)
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National Educational Attainment

Education Level

2017 Percent

●

Less than high school diploma

1.5%

●

High school diploma or equivalent

6.1%

●

Some college, no degree

13.4%

●

Associate's degree

51.7%

●

Bachelor's degree

23.5%

●

Master's degree

2.4%

●

Doctoral or professional degree

1.4%

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Industries Employing HPS 105241 PTAT
Occupation
Jobs in
Industry
(2017)

% of
Occupation
in Industry
(2017)

% of Total
Jobs in
Industry
(2017)

General Medical and Surgical Hospitals

38

41.7%

0.4%

Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and
Audiologists

29

32.2%

12.1%

Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)

11

12.0%

0.5%

Offices of Physicians (except Mental Health Specialists)

<10

5.2%

0.3%

Home Health Care Services

<10

1.9%

0.5%

Industry

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Appendix A - Data Sources and
Calculations
Location Quotient
Location quotient (LQ) is a way of quantifying how concentrated a particular industry, cluster, occupation, or
demographic group is in a region as compared to the nation. It can reveal what makes a particular region unique
in comparison to the national average.

Occupation Data
Emsi occupation employment data are based on final Emsi industry data and final Emsi staffing patterns. Wage
estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics (QCEW and Non-QCEW Employees classes of
worker) and the American Community Survey (Self-Employed and Extended Proprietors). Occupational wage
estimates also affected by county-level Emsi earnings by industry.

Institution Data
The institution data in this report is taken directly from the national IPEDS database published by the U.S.
Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics.

State Data Sources
This report uses state data from the following agencies: Illinois Department of Employment Security,
Employment Projections; Iowa Workforce Development; Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth,
Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives; Minnesota Department of Employment and
Economic Development; Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, Bureau of Workforce Information

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