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Sports Medicine Practitioner Salary in Indiana - IN

The sports medicine salary in Indiana will vary in accordance with the career individuals opt to pursue.  In addition, annual wages will depend on where in the state they are employed. 


For example, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the following salary and occupation data about sports medicine related careers in Indiana’s major cities:

  • Fort Wayne:
    • Physical therapist: $70,000
    • Physical therapist assistant: $48,000
    • Nutritionist: $50,000
  • Indianapolis:
    • Physical therapist: $68,000
    • Physical therapist assistant: $54,000
    • Physical therapist aide: $21,000
    • Nutritionist: $49,000
  • Evansville:
    • Physical therapist: $63,000
    • Physical therapist assistant: $47,000
    • Physical therapist aide: $32,000
    • Nutritionist: $49,000

The employment of physical therapists, assistants and aides is projected to increase by 30% by year 2018.  According to the Department of Labor, one factor that will contribute to this growth will be changes to restrictions on reimbursements for therapy by third-party payers that will increase access to this kind of treatment.  As a result, more care providers will be needed to meet the demand for services.  Another reason for this employment surge is the aging of America since this population is more vulnerable to chronic and debilitating conditions that require rehabilitation.  In addition, the number of nutritionists will most likely increase by 9%, reflecting the attention paid to disease prevention through improved dietary habits.


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