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Physical Therapists – Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

SIC 8049  |  NAICS 621340

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Physical Therapists  (view report)
Physical Therapy Rehabilitation Centers  (view report)
Comprehensive industry research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Topics addressed in the reports include:
Sample industry research report and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

Elite Healthcare

Monthly professional journals feature news and information for physical therapists (PTs) and their assistants (PTAs) and other rehabilitation professionals, with special features including the annual salary survey published in the March issue which provides compensation data for PTs and PTAs by gender, education, years of experience, and location setting on a national and regional basis.

Resources available from this organization include:

PT in Motion
Practice management magazine provides news and information for physical therapy professionals, with topics covered in various issues of this monthly publication including business and practice tips, managing patients, providing quality patient care, Medicare/Medicaid, prospective payment models, ethics in practice, career management, regulatory compliance matters, and healthcare technology.

Your Practice
Practice management section provides a variety of tools and resources for members, with topics covered in this section including starting and owning a private practice, collaborative care models, providing direct access to therapy services, compliance requirements, documentation guidelines, electronic health records, staff supervision policies and procedures, and peer review resources.

Workforce Data
Workforce data section provides a variety of information on PT and PTA professionals, with data available in this section including demographic profiles of PT/PTA members, licensed PTs/PTAs by state, PT productivity, patient types and time management, median salaries for PTs and PTAs, and PT vacancy and turnover rates by type of facility (e.g., hospital, outpatient, skilled nursing).

Your Career
Career section provides an overview of the profession, with topics covered in this section including practice settings, types of conditions treated, educational requirements, residency, fellowship, and clinical specialty opportunities, state regulation and licensure requirements, median compensation for licensed professionals, and employment and job outlook. All information is available free online.

Becoming a PT
Comprehensive publication provides an in-depth review of the profession, with topics covered in the guide including history of the profession, description of practice, educational requirements, areas of practice, clinical specialization, continuing competence, state licensure and regulation, workforce trends, payment for services, and role in federal programs. Publication can be viewed free online.

Market Analysis

Market analysis report provides industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.

More Resources
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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
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Five-year financial statement analysis reports provide income statements, balance sheets, and key industry financial ratios for companies of all sizes, with financial data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level including:
Sample reports on a national and metropolitan area level are available free online.

Physical Therapists
(see links for individual reports)

Financial information section of this report provides an analysis of industry costs and profits as a percentage of revenue by major income and expense category for physical therapy professionals who diagnose, manage, and treat individuals who have medical problems or other health-related conditions which limit their ability to move about freely and perform normal day-to-day activities.

Compensation and Salary Surveys

Workforce Data - Salaries

Salaries section provides median salary data for PTs and PTAs based on gender, years of practice experience, highest earned academic degree (e.g., baccalaureate, master's degree, DPT, and PhD or equivalent), practice setting (e.g., hospital, outpatient facility, inpatient rehabilitation facility, skilled nursing facility, and home care) and geographic region (e.g., Northeast, Midwest, South, and West).

Elite Learning
PT Salaries

Annual compensation survey provides detailed salary information for PTs and PTAs by gender, level of education (e.g., associate degree, bachelor's degree, master's degree, and doctorate), number of years of experience in practice, and location setting (e.g., urban, suburban, and rural) on a national and regional basis (e.g., Northeast, Middle Atlantic/Lower Great Lakes, South, Midwest, and West).

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