3 States with the Most Demand for Therapy Professionals


The healthcare workforce, like nearly every other industry, was greatly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, seeing staggering job losses as the virus, and the economic fallout associated with it, swept across the nation. However, therapy professionals are essential in a way that most other professions are not at the moment, and hiring remains steady, with the healthcare industry adding back more than 250,000 jobs during July, August, and September.

Where is the demand for physical, occupational, and respiratory therapists the greatest, though? We analyzed data from our jobs website to determine what states currently have the highest inventory of openings. Here are the top three states where PTs, OTs, and RTs are needed most.

States with the Most Demand for Physical Therapists

1. California

Average Annual Physical Therapist Salary in California: $99,920

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2. Texas

Average Annual Physical Therapist Salary in Texas: $89,630

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3. Virginia

Average Annual Physical Therapist Salary in Virginia: $91,930

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States with the Most Demand for Occupational Therapists

1. California

Average Annual Occupational Therapist Salary in California: $98,450

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2. Texas

Average Annual Occupational Therapist Salary in Texas: $85,090

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3. Illinois

Average Annual Occupational Therapist Salary in Illinois: $84,700

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States with the Most Demand for Respiratory Therapists

1. California

Average Annual Respiratory Therapist Salary in California: $83,920

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2. Colorado

Average Annual Respiratory Therapist Salary in Colorado: $64,450

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3. Texas

Average Annual Respiratory Therapist Salary in Texas: $60,560

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Disclaimer: The viewpoint expressed in this article is the opinion of the author and is not necessarily the viewpoint of the owners or employees at Healthcare Staffing Innovations, LLC.

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