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Fast Facts for Clergy in Florida

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Naples, Sarasota and Pensacola
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Palm Bay, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Tampa, Miami and Orlando

Salaries for Clergy in Florida

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Miami, West Palm Beach and Pensacola

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  • Master of Laws - Human Rights
  • Bachelor of Arts in Law and National Security
  • Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling
  • Bachelor degree programs include English, Education, Mathematics, Theatre, Biophysical Sciences, Christian Ministry, and more.
  • Ranked among the Best Online Graduate Education Programs in 2016 by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Regent’s School of Education has yielded a 95% pass rate on the School Leadership Licensure Assessment.
  • Regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
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  • Master of Divinity with an Emphasis in Global Ministry
  • Master of Divinity
  • B.A. in Christian Studies
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  • Doctor of Ministry
  • Began in 1899 as Draughon’s Practical Business College.
  • Features campuses that are heavily engaged in their respective communities, providing professional service from students and faculty.
  • Offers financial aid, scholarships, and counseling for both active and post-duty military students.
  • Has 15 campuses across the United States, as well as 4 art institutes in North Carolina and Texas.
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
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  • Ed.D. in Christian Leadership
  • Doctor of Ministry: Evangelism & Church Planting
  • M.Div: Homiletics
  • Liberty University’s online programs ranked in the top 10 out of more than 2,100 colleges & universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility.*
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  • Master of Arts in Ministry - Practical Theology
  • Associate of Arts in Christian Ministry - Biblical Studies
  • Associate of Arts in Christian Ministry - Pastoral Ministry
  • Ranked among the 2015 Best National Universities by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Designated as a Military Friendly School every year since 2012 by Victory Media.
  • Offers credit for prior learning and experience through assessment tests.
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  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA).
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Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.  Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience. 

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  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
  • Founded in 1890, it has a campus in Waterbury, CT and offers online degree program in eight-week modules, six times a year.
  • About 800 students are enrolled at the main campus, and about half of them commute.
  • Online courses help make it possible for students to earn a bachelor’s degree in as little as 24 months and a master’s degree in 12-18 months.
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  • Ranked one of the Top Public Schools in 2017 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Founded in 1766 as a public institution; it has a main campus in New Brunswick, New Jersey and offers many programs online.
  • Has an average freshman retention rate of 91.8%.
  • Its student-faculty ratio is 14:1, and 38% of its classes have fewer than 20 students.
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  • Earn your degree from a respected institution in as few as 18 months
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  • Founded in 1904 as the nation’s first institute of higher learning to offer training for clinical social workers.
  • Provides a rigorous education, including a nationally accredited Master of Social Work (MSW) Program and PhD in Social Work.  
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More Florida Clergy Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Miami
Doctorate
8,733
Clearwater
Masters
594
Saint Petersburg
Bachelor
2,544
Kissimmee
Bachelor
226
Temple Terrace
Bachelor
524
Miami Gardens
Masters
1,750
Lakeland
Masters
2,295
Tallahassee
Doctorate & First Professional
40,555
Hobe Sound
Bachelor
135
West Palm Beach
Doctorate
3,291
Winter Park
Masters
3,453
Saint Leo
Masters
13,788
Miami Gardens
Doctorate & First Professional
2,407
Lakeland
Masters
3,069
DeLand
Masters & First Professional
3,721
Graceville
Bachelor
564
Jacksonville
Masters
333
Trinity
Bachelor
185
Davie
Masters
338
Orlando
Doctorate
48,398
Gainesville
Doctorate & First Professional
51,725
Coral Gables
Doctorate
15,449
Tampa
Doctorate & First Professional
44,870
Lake Wales
Masters
1,181

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Clergy

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Florida. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Clergy

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Clergy relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Jacksonville 200 $46,920
Cape Coral 60 $53,160
Fort Myers 60 $53,160
Deltona 100 $44,670
Daytona Beach 100 $44,670
Ormond Beach 100 $44,670
Gainesville 40 $49,410
Lakeland 50 $38,940
Winter Haven 50 $38,940
Miami 510 $46,570
Fort Lauderdale 510 $46,570
West Palm Beach 510 $46,570
Naples 50 $36,190
Immokalee 50 $36,190
Marco Island 50 $36,190
North Port 90 $42,900
Sarasota 90 $42,900
Bradenton 90 $42,900
Orlando 250 $47,360
Kissimmee 250 $47,360
Sanford 250 $47,360
Palm Bay 70 $38,220
Melbourne 70 $38,220
Titusville 70 $38,220
Pensacola 80 $36,960
Ferry Pass 80 $36,960
Brent 80 $36,960
Port St. Lucie 60 $40,900
Tallahassee 40 $43,100
Tampa 330 $46,290
St. Petersburg 330 $46,290
Clearwater 330 $46,290

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