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What Do Therapist Do?

Occupation Description All therapists not listed separately.

Types of Therapist Jobs

  • Hypnotherapist
  • Sexologist
  • Sanipractic Physician
  • Medical Specialist
  • Health Therapist

Job Opportunities for Therapists

In the United States, there were 24,100 jobs for Therapist in 2016. New jobs are being produced at a rate of 19.9% which is above the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 4,800 new jobs for Therapist by 2026. There will be an estimated 1,900 positions for Therapist per year.


The states with the most job growth for Therapist are Colorado, Indiana, and Florida. Watch out if you plan on working in Idaho, Alabama, or Maryland. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

Average Therapists Salary

The typical yearly salary for Therapists is somewhere between $32,600 and $95,650.


Therapists who work in Kentucky, Nevada, or New Mexico, make the highest salaries.

Below is a list of the median annual salaries for Therapists in different U.S. states.

State Annual Mean Salary
Alabama $43,480
Alaska $60,250
Arizona $61,450
Arkansas $74,870
California $63,060
Colorado $60,800
Connecticut $63,960
Florida $48,610
Georgia $63,870
Illinois $55,150
Indiana $44,400
Iowa $54,920
Kentucky $90,900
Louisiana $47,440
Maryland $54,800
Massachusetts $76,860
Michigan $54,360
Minnesota $72,520
Mississippi $59,430
Missouri $57,120
Nebraska $44,980
Nevada $81,280
New Mexico $81,400
New York $72,900
North Carolina $50,670
North Dakota $60,890
Ohio $67,260
Oklahoma $66,600
Oregon $55,260
Pennsylvania $53,930
Rhode Island $72,120
Tennessee $45,200
Texas $57,640
Virginia $67,610
Washington $70,260
Wisconsin $42,650

Therapists Sector


The table below shows the approximate number of Therapists employed by various industries.



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