Physical Therapy is a wonderful career where you can make a real difference in peoples’ lives. The shortage for experienced #Physical Therapists means you can work in virtually any city you want. And you can choose to work in a hospital, at a clinic, or start your own practice! But where are the best places so start looking? Here are the Top 10 states for Physical Therapists:
Top 10 based on the number of jobs:
California, Texas, Florida, New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan
Top 10 based on salary:
California, New Jersey, Maryland, Nevada, Rhode Island, Alaska, Texas, Louisiana, Illinois, West Virginia
Top 10 based on 7 factors (well-being and future livability; Literacy and health literacy; Employment and employment projections; Business and practice friendliness; Technology and innovation; PT and student engagement with APTA; Compensation and cost of living):
Utah, Colorado, Minnesota, Nebraska, Idaho, Virginia, Iowa, Washington, Arizona and Alaska
California, Texas, Florida and New York are consistently listed in the Top States for Physical Therapists and #Registered Nurses. My guess: if you’re launching your career, or considering a do-over, these states are an excellent place to start looking regardless of your specific #Healthcare career.