Top Metro Areas Abundant in Physical Therapy Jobs

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Physical therapists are bound to realize they’ve chosen a health-care profession that happens to be in high demand. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employment for PTs is “expected to grow by 30 percent from through 2018, much faster than the average for all occupations.”

With that in mind, the folks at have put together a list of the Top 25 Metro Areas for Physical Therapists. It contains great info about each area, from employment rates to expected salaries to average rents. Though the article is aimed at new grads trying to identify where to go for their first job, it’s highly useful for everyone looking for the best physical therapy jobs!

These 25 metro areas are some of the most desirable locales in the country. And, guess what: American Traveler has PT jobs ready and waiting in several of these markets! Check them out on our physical therapy jobs page.

Here are some destinations for physical therapists to consider:

The great state of Texas

  • Dallas/Fort Worth (No. 1 on the list): Typical salary for physical therapy jobs is $72,546; while the average rent is $760 per month
  • Austin (No. 19): Physical Therapist salary: $69,634; $1,004 rent

Arizona in the Southwest

  • Phoenix (No. 5): $70,131 salary; $664 rent.

Sunny Florida

  • Fort Lauderdale (No. 16): $71,878 salary; $1,201 rent.
  • Daytona Beach (No. 18): $65,771 salary; $716 rent
  • Fort Myers (No. 25): $67,902 salary; $617 rent

Note that these figures are average physical therapist salaries and rents for these metro areas. As an American Traveler physical therapist, you’ll be in an even better position to take advantage of these choice locales. That’s because our high rates of pay and excellent job benefits package, which includes free private housing, will make your physical therapy income stretch even further!

Here is the entire list of 25 metro areas:

  1. Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
  2. Baltimore, MD
  3. Cleveland, OH
  4. Chicago, IL
  5. Phoenix, AZ
  6. Newark, NJ
  7. San Francisco/Bay Area, CA
  8. Atlanta, GA
  9. Washington, DC Area
  10. Boston, MA
  11. Detroit, MI
  12. Columbus, OH
  13. Cincinnati, OH
  14. Syracuse, NY
  15. Albuquerque, NM
  16. Fort Lauderdale, FL
  17. Los Angeles, CA
  18. Daytona Beach, FL
  19. Austin, TX
  20. Lehigh Valley Area, PA
  21. Inland Empire, CA
  22. Charlotte, NC
  23. Orange County, CA
  24. Birmingham, AL
  25. Fort Meyers, FL

There are great physical therapy jobs with American Traveler Allied waiting in these markets. So, what are you waiting for? Pick your favorite destination, apply online, and pack your bags!