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Occupational Report for Physical Therapist Assistants (31-2021) , Oregon Statewide
Occupational Description

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.

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Employment Outlook for Physical Therapist Assistants
Statewide Employment Analysis Employment in this occupation in 2010 was at about the statewide average for all occupations. This occupation is expected to grow at a much faster rate than the statewide average growth rate for all occupations through 2020. The total number of job openings is projected to be at about the statewide average number of job openings for all occupations through 2020.

Reasonable employment opportunities exist for trained workers.

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Job Openings from the Web for Physical Therapist Assistants The following job openings have been automatically extracted from various sites across the Web. These links are provided as supplemental resources. However, the Employment Department cannot validate these openings nor endorse any of these external sites. Some of these jobs may no longer be open. In some cases, a single opening may be posted on multiple sites.

There are 101 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 26 are listed below.

Job Title Date Posted Location Employer
Physical Therapist Assistant 4/17/14 Medford Trustaff
Physical Therapist Assistant 4/17/14 Coos Bay Trustaff
Physical Therapy Assistant - PTA 4/16/14 Salem Supplemental Health Care
Physical Therapist Assistant 4/16/14 Trustaff
Full-time Physical Therapist Assistant 4/16/14 McMinnville Infinity Rehab
Home Health Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) 4/15/14 Tigard Signature Home Health
PTA / Physical Therapy Assistant 4/15/14
TruStaff 4/15/14 Medford
Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) - Skilled Nursing Facility 4/15/14 Medford Reflectx Services
Physical Therapy Assistant PTA 4/15/14 Medford Supplemental Health Care
PTA - SNF Job In Medford OR 4/14/14 Medford AHC-Staffing
Physical Therapy Assistant - PTA - SNF 4/12/14 Medford Supplemental Health Care
Full-time Physical Therapist Assistant 4/12/14 Infinity Rehab
PTA / Physical Therapy Assistant 4/12/14 Aureus Medical Group
Physical Therapy Assistant - PTA - SNF 4/12/14 Forest Grove Supplemental Health Care
Full-time Physical Therapist Assistant 4/12/14 Medford Infinity Rehab
Travel PTA for SNF setting Medford OR 4/11/14 Medford Prime Healthcare Staffing
OPENING 4/11/14 Medford Accountable Healthcare Staffing
PTA / Physical Therapy Assistant 4/11/14 Coos Bay Aureus Medical Group
Physical Therapy Assistant - PTA 4/10/14 Portland Supplemental Health Care
Physical Therapist Assistant AccentCare Medford OR 4/10/14 Medford AccentCare Inc
Physical Therapy Assistant - PTA - SNF 4/10/14 Medford Supplemental Health Care
Physicaal Therapy Assistant PTA needed for Per Diem 4/10/14 Portland Supplemental Health Care
Physicaal Therapy Assistant PTA needed for Per Diem 4/9/14 Tigard Supplemental Health Care
Physical Therapist Assistant/PTA /DOR for Sheridan OR 4/9/14 Sheridan Career Management Services and Staffing
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Wages for Physical Therapist Assistants
Region ---------------- 2013 Wages ----------------
Percentiles (hourly wages) Avg
Hourly
($/hr)
Avg
Annual
10th 25th 50th
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75th 90th
Note: This occupation has a large share of part-time workers.
Annual wages for occupations with a large share of part-time workers may overstate actual income.
Oregon Statewide $20.25 $23.83 $26.80 $29.81 $34.80 $26.84 $55,817
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 20.48 22.15 24.81 27.90 29.75 24.99 51,990
Multnomah / Washington 19.91 22.95 26.38 29.56 34.31 26.41 54,936
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 23.65 25.31 27.94 31.57 35.19 28.06 58,354
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 24.46 25.40 26.98 28.54 29.49 26.74 55,624
Lane 23.95 26.13 29.74 35.60 40.81 30.76 63,974
Jackson / Josephine 23.16 25.37 28.14 31.46 35.18 28.24 58,739
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 21.53 24.53 27.57 31.84 36.44 28.15 58,569
Klamath / Lake 24.97 26.81 29.95 33.46 35.76 29.85 62,100
Baker / Union / Wallowa 20.09 21.23 23.11 26.15 28.75 23.56 49,006
Clackamas 20.03 23.80 25.98 28.05 29.29 25.17 52,353
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Regional Employment Projections for Physical Therapist Assistants
Region Employment Change % Change Projected Annual Openings
2010 2020 Growth Replacement Total
Oregon Statewide 598 824 226 37.8% 23 11 34
Multnomah / Washington 242 323 81 33.5% 8 4 13
Clackamas 80 115 35 43.8% 4 2 6
Lane 45 57 12 26.7% 1 1 2
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 44 61 17 38.6% 2 1 3
Jackson / Josephine 35 43 8 22.9% 1 1 1
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 34 41 7 20.6% 1 1 1
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 17 22 5 29.4% 1 0 1
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 12 20 8 66.7% 1 0 1
Douglas 10 13 3 30.0% 0 0 1
Coos / Curry 10 12 2 20.0% 0 0 0
Baker / Union / Wallowa 9 12 3 33.3% 0 0 1
Klamath / Lake 6 7 1 16.7% 0 0 0
Morrow / Umatilla 6 9 3 50.0% 0 0 0
Grant / Harney / Malheur 5 7 2 40.0% 0 0 0
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 5 6 1 20.0% 0 0 0

These estimates do not include self-employment. Replacement openings are caused by existing workers permanently leaving their occupation. Many additional job openings occur due to job changes within occupations.
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Industries of Employment for Physical Therapist Assistants
Industry
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Ownership 2010
Employment
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services Private 42
Administrative and Support Services Private 42
Employment Services Private 42
Health Care and Social Assistance Private 527
Ambulatory Health Care Services Private 346
Offices of Physicians Private 18
Offices of Other Health Practitioners Private 308
Outpatient Care Centers Private 10
Home Health Care Services Private 10
Hospitals Private 150
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals Private 138
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities Private 27
Nursing Care Facilities Private 22
Educational Services Local 11
Educational Requirements for Physical Therapist Assistants Workers typically need an Associate's degree to enter this occupation.
Skills for Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Analyze Patient Activity
  • Analyze Therapy Response
  • Apply Disabilities Theory
  • Apply Health And Sanitation Standards
  • Apply Human Anatomy And Physiology Knowledge
  • Apply Human Developmental Disease Theory
  • Apply Human Growth And Development Theory
  • Apply Human Kinesiology Theory
  • Apply Massage Therapy Treatments
  • Apply Motivational Techniques In Physical Therapy Setting
  • Apply Neurology Theory
  • Apply Patient Care Procedures
  • Apply Physiotherapy Techniques
  • Apply Traction
  • Fit Medical Supportive Devices
  • Follow Medical Office Procedures
  • Maintain And Compile Medical Records And Charts
  • Observe Patients, Report Patients' Condition And Responses To Treatment
  • Perform Physical Therapy
  • Position Patients For Therapy
  • Practice Preventive Procedures In Medical Therapy Setting
  • Prepare Patients For Therapy
  • Process Medical Records
  • Process Records And Maintain Forms And Files
  • Provide Medical Treatments To Patients
  • Refer Clients And Patients To Community Services
  • Retrieve Files And Charts
  • Structure Therapy Treatments To Patient Need
  • Take Vital Signs
  • Teach Medical Self Care
  • Use Clinical Sterilizing Techniques
  • Use Medical Equipment In Direct Patient Care
  • Use Medical Terminology
  • Use Physical Therapy Equipment And Materials
  • Weigh Patients
Schools and Training Providers for Physical Therapist Assistants The training providers listed below offer programs related to this occupation. This information is updated once per year. Anyone interested in a particular program should check with the training institution regarding its availability. Listing these training providers does not necessarily constitute or imply their endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the State of Oregon.

Lane Community College
4000 E 30th Ave
Eugene, OR 97405-0640
Phone: (541) 463-3000
Programs of Training:
Mt Hood Community College
26000 SE Stark St
Gresham, OR 97030
Phone: (503) 491-6422
Programs of Training:
Career Pathway Roadmaps for Physical Therapist Assistants These Oregon community colleges have defined career pathway roadmaps to facilitate entry into this occupation:

Lane Community College
Related Occupations The scores listed below indicates how closely the skills for Physical Therapist Assistants matches the occupation in the list. A score of 100% means the occupations have identical skill sets. A maximum of 10 occupations are displayed below.
Occupation Skill Overlap
Occupational Therapist Assistants 84%
Physical Therapist Aides 62%
Occupational Therapist Aides 57%
Physical Therapists 43%
Therapists, All Other 41%
Occupational Therapists 39%
Recreational Therapists 36%