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Physical Therapist Work Conditions

Physical therapists held about 198,600 jobs in 2010. Physical therapists typically work in private offices and clinics, hospitals, and nursing homes. They spend much of their time on their feet, being active. Some physical therapists are self-employed, meaning that they own or are partners in owning their practice.  

As shown below, most physical therapists worked in offices of health practitioners or hospitals in 2010:

Offices of  health practitioners 37%
Hospitals; state, local, and private 28%
Home health care services 10%
Self-employed workers 7%
Nursing and residential care facilities 7%

Most physical therapists work full time. About 29 percent worked part time in 2010.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition

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