All data is specific to San Diego County

Fast Facts?

  • Average Annual Salary $40,160
  • Hourly Pay Entry Level: $35.39
    Median: $41.13
    Experienced: $48.21
  • Growth (2014-2019)18%
  • Openings (2014-2019)99
  • Current Employment 1,773
  • Projected Employment 1,856
  • Typical Entry-level Education Doctoral or professional degree

Physical Therapists

Employment, 2004 - 2019

Top Knowledge,
Skills and Abilities

  • TECHNICAL
  • Physical Therapy
  • Treatment Planning
  • Rehabilitation
  • Patient Care
  • Home Health
  • NON-TECHNICAL
  • Communication
  • Organization
  • Self-Starter
  • Problem Solving
  • Creativity

occupational tasks

  • Plan, prepare, or carry out individually designed programs of physical treatment to maintain, improve, or restore physical functioning, alleviate pain, or prevent physical dysfunction in patients
  • Perform and document an initial exam, evaluating data to identify problems and determine a diagnosis prior to intervention
  • Evaluate effects of treatment at various stages and adjust treatments to achieve maximum benefit
  • Identify and document goals, anticipated progress, and plans for reevaluation
  • Record prognosis, treatment, response, and progress in patient's chart or enter information into computer

Gender Breakdown: Male/Female (percentages)