Physical therapists hold about
185,500 jobs in the United States. The number of
jobs is greater than the number of practicing physical therapists
because some physical therapists hold two or more jobs. For example,
some may work in a private practice, but also work part time in another
health care facility.
About 6 out of 10 physical therapists work in hospitals or in
offices of physical therapists. Other jobs were in the home health care
services industry, nursing care facilities, outpatient care centers, and
offices of physicians. Some physical therapists were self-employed in
private practices, seeing individual patients and contracting to provide
services in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing care facilities,
home health care agencies, adult day care programs, and schools.
Physical therapists also teach in academic institutions and conduct
Note: Some resources in this section are provided by the US Department
of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.