Diversity in California's Health Professions: Physical Therapy


Tim Bates, Susan A. Chapman

Sep 2008

California has become one of the most racially and ethnically diverse states in the country, and is projected to become even more so in the coming decades. This issue brief is one in a series of briefs presenting a profile of California’s current and projected population, selected health professions, and data describing trends in selected health professions education programs in the state. In this brief we present data describing key demographic characteristics of the state’s physical therapist (PT) labor force including age, gender, race/ethnicity, and income; and data describing trends in gender and race/ethnicity for graduates of California’s physical therapy programs.