When compared to the average United States occupation, physical therapist assistants are in very high demand.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), from 2020-2030 the projected increase in PTA employment is 33% - compared to the national average of 8% across all occupations.* The BLS notes there should be many job opportunities in nursing homes, home healthcare facilities and outpatient orthopedic facilities.
Given the above average projected increase in employment, now is a great time to earn your degree, get certified and enter a rapidly growing field in healthcare.
* Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook 2021. BLS estimates do not represent entry-level wages and/or salaries. Multiple factors, including prior experience, age, geography market in which you want to work and degree field, will affect career outcomes and earnings. Herzing neither represents that its graduates will earn the average salaries calculated by BLS for a particular job nor guarantees that graduation from its program will result in a job, promotion, salary increase or other career growth.