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Physical Therapy in Illinois

Practicing PT in Illinois

Making Illinois your choice for practice is a smart decision


Physical therapists and assistants who choose to practice in Illinois have a wide variety of practice settings and specialty areas to choose from. These options include inpatient and outpatient hospitals –with over 300 hospitals statewide, specialty rehabilitation hospitals, freestanding outpatient facilities, private practice, home health, nursing facilities, school systems and academic settings.

Illinois is home to 7 physical therapy schools and 14 physical therapist assistant schools.

From the Windy City to the gently rolling hills of the south, Illinois has a diverse landscape, with something for everyone.

Employment Outlook in Illinois

 

Physical Therapists

According to  the Illinois Department of Employment Security's projections for 2014-2024, Physical Therapist is one of the top 30 fastest growing occupations in the state, ranking 27th in overall growth for all professions. The number of employed physical therapists in Illinois is expected to grow 20% by 2024, with an average of 220 new jobs created each year.

 

Physical Therapist Assistants

The Illinois Department of Employment Security ranks Physical Therapist Assistant careers 20th in projected overall growth for all professions. The number of employed physical therapist assistants in Illinois is expected to grow by 23% by 2024, with an average of 109 new jobs created each year.

 

Physical Therapist Aides

The Illinois Department of Employment Security ranks Physical Therapist Aides careers 25th in projected overall growth for all professions. The number of employed physical therapist aides in Illinois is expected to grow by 21% by 2024, with an average of 98 new jobs created each year.

Updated 05.01.2020

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