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What Do Therapists Do?

Therapist Example All therapists not listed separately.

Types of Therapist Jobs

  • Industrial Therapist
  • Reiki Practitioner
  • Rehabilitation Program Coordinator
  • Herbalist
  • Aromatherapist

Is There Job Demand for Therapists?

In the United States, there were 24,100 jobs for Therapists in 2016.

New jobs are being produced at a rate of 19.9% which is lower than average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 4,800 new jobs for Therapists by 2026. There will be an estimated 1,900 positions for Therapist per year.

Forecasted Number of Jobs for Therapists in U.S.

The states with the most job growth for Therapists are California, Florida, and Indiana.

Watch out if you plan on working in Idaho, Alabama, or West Virginia. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

Salary for Therapists

The salary for Therapists ranges between about $32,600 and $95,650 a year. A Therapist median salary is $50,980.

Salary Ranges for Therapists

How much do Therapists make in different U.S. states?

Annual Mean Salary by State
State Annual Mean Salary

Kentucky

$90,900

New Mexico

$81,400

Nevada

$81,280

Massachusetts

$76,860

Arkansas

$74,870

New York

$72,900

Minnesota

$72,520

Rhode Island

$72,120

Washington

$70,260

Virginia

$67,610

Ohio

$67,260

Oklahoma

$66,600

Connecticut

$63,960

Georgia

$63,870

California

$63,060

Arizona

$61,450

North Dakota

$60,890

Colorado

$60,800

Alaska

$60,250

Mississippi

$59,430

Texas

$57,640

Missouri

$57,120

Oregon

$55,260

Illinois

$55,150

Iowa

$54,920

Maryland

$54,800

Michigan

$54,360

Pennsylvania

$53,930

North Carolina

$50,670

Florida

$48,610

Louisiana

$47,440

Tennessee

$45,200

Nebraska

$44,980

Indiana

$44,400

Alabama

$43,480

Wisconsin

$42,650

Who Employs Therapists?

Therapist Sectors

References

Bureau of Labor Statistics

College Factual

O*NET Online

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