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Physical Therapy Schools In Massachusetts

Massachusetts has 7 accredited physical therapy schools where physical therapy faculty who teach physical therapy classes can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of physical therapy and physical therapy training in Massachusetts, which includes physical therapy training at the following levels:


  1. American International College

    1000 State Street, Springfield, Massachusetts 01109

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Boston University

    One Silber Way, Boston, Massachusetts 02215

    53 U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. University of Massachusetts-Lowell

    1 University Ave, Lowell, Massachusetts 01854-5104

    177 U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. MGH Institute of Health Professions

    36 1st Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02129-4557

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Northeastern University

    360 Huntington Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5005

    62 U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. Simmons College

    300 The Fenway, Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5898

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  7. Springfield College

    263 Alden St, Springfield, Massachusetts 01109-3797

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Massachusetts Vs. National Physical Therapy Employment

Massachusetts 6,700
National 180,280

Of all of the physical therapy professionals in the country, nearly 4% are in the state of Massachusetts.

Employment Growth for Physical therapy professionals In Massachusetts

6,030 5,970 6,270 6,320 6,700
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of physical therapy professionals is growing in Massachusetts. 670 more physical therapy professionals were working in Massachusetts in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of physical therapy professionals has grown by 11%. This growth is slower than the national trend for physical therapy professionals which shows a 15% increase in the number of physical therapy professionals working around the nation.

Physical Therapy VS. All Professions salaries in Massachusetts

$65,030 $68,590 $71,160 $73,320 $75,190
$49,058 $52,712 $53,675 $55,178 $56,645
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Physical Therapy
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of physical therapy professionals is growing, the salaries paid to physical therapy professionals are increasing in Massachusetts. Physical therapy professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $65,030 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $75,190 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Physical therapy professionals in Massachusetts

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
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90th percentile

This represents a 14% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In Massachusetts state, within the field of physical therapy, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid physical therapy professionals earn 86% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Physical therapy professionals and related professions in Massachusetts

Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy Assistant
Sports Medicine

In Massachusetts, physical therapy professionals earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Physical Therapy programs available for each degree type for all schools in Massachusetts


The number of students graduating from the 7 accredited physical therapy schools in Massachusetts is decreasing. In 2006 there were 689 physical therapy graduates from physical therapy courses in Massachusetts and in 2010 there were 422 graduates.

Thus there was a 39% percent decrease in the number of physical therapy school degree or certificate graduates in Massachusetts. Most of these graduates, or 43%, earned an doctor's degree in physical therapy.

Physical Therapy Faculty Salaries in Massachusetts

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The number of physical therapy faculty, growth in the field of physical therapy academia and physical therapy faculty salaries in Massachusetts, is all data we are currently in the process of collecting. If you are involved in teaching physical therapy courses to students at the certificate in physical therapy, bachelors degree in physical therapy, masters degree in physical therapy, and doctoral degree in physical therapy levels, please anonymously submit your information in the field below. By doing so, you will be helping us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future physical therapy faculty in Massachusetts. Once you submit your information, you will get a chance to see an overview of what we have learned thus far from you and your peers.

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