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Fast Facts for Dental Assistants in Florida

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Punta Gorda, Sebastian and Fort Walton Beach
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Tallahassee, Port St. Lucie and Orlando
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Tampa, Miami and Orlando

Salaries for Dental Assistants in Florida

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Naples, Cape Coral and West Palm Beach

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Programs
  • Dental Assistant (10-Month diploma program)
  • Medical Assistant Technician (10-Month diploma program)
  • Has specialized in career training since 1982.
  • Offers beginning to advanced training in computer repair, medical assisting, cosmetology, nursing, and more.
  • Continually maintains programs according to industry needs by working closely with industry experts and employers.
  • Provides well-equipped training facilities to give students the advantage of hands-on training.
  • Its instructors attend seminars and workshops to keep current with new technology and topics.
Programs
  • Medical Assisting
  • Flexible, online and on-campus program available.
  • Capstone projects and clinical practicums that can help prepare students for more career opportunities.
  • Students learn from instructors with experience in the health care field.
  • Programs include Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration, Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness, Master of Health Care Administration, and more.
Programs
  • Dental Assisting - Diploma
  • Medical Assistant - Associate
  • Offers courses at six campuses located in Georgia, Florida, and North Carolina.
  • Specialize in fields such as Dental Assisting, Administrative Assisting, Massage Therapy, Cosmetology, Personal Training, and more
  • Assigns each student experienced career services personnel
  • Offers veteran benefits for those who qualify
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Sarasota
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Programs
  • Dental Assistant Program
  • Medical Assistant
  • Training students for careers in the allied health field since 1994.
  • Recognized on the 2015 Military Friendly Schools List for accommodating military service members, veterans, and their spouses as students.
  • Has a MyUMA mobile app that provides classroom content, learning resources, grades, news, and more.
  • Offers no-charge SOAR Student Assistance for any problems concerning behavioral health, well-being, and/or academic performance.
  • Accredited by Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
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Clearwater
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Programs
  • Dental Assisting
  • Medical Assisting

Fortis Institute can give you the skills you need to train for a career in the healthcare field.

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Please call on  844-252-4552 to talk to a respresentative.

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Orange Park
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Programs
  • Dental Assisting with Expanded Functions
  • Medical Assisting - Diploma
  • Medical Assisting - Associate
  • Offers programs that focus on the two most in-demand application areas for sonography: abdominal and obstetric and gynecological applications, or a cardiac focus. Both provide exposure to vascular ultrasound, the third most common use of the technology.
  • Students can combine their bachelor’s degree in any field with their Diagnostic Medical Sonography program to earn a bachelor’s degree in Sonography.
  • Provides focused lab classes to give students hands-on experience as well as  clinical training held in a real-life setting.
  • Accredited Member, ACICS
  • Located in Kissimmee, FL
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Orlando
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Programs
  • Diploma - Medical Assistant
  • A.S. - Medical Assistant

Southern Technical College provides education and training in a variety of medical and technical areas that enable graduates to obtain entry-level employment. As a student at Southern Technical College, you will have the opportunity learn in several different ways.

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Fort Myers
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Programs
  • AS - Medical Office Administration

The goal of Virginia College lies in its responsibility to its students, the technical and business communities, and the general citizenry. We have a long history of offering new direction to students.

Programs
  • Medical Assisting
  • Features a community service program for students, called the Ambassador Program.
  • Offers several programs in healthcare, criminal justice, broadcasting, business administration and more.
  • Features an online system called MyPortal that allows students to check their schedule, grades, calculate their GPA, and more.
  • Has 5 Florida campuses located in Fort Lauderdale, Gainesville, Miami, Hollywood, and Altamonte Springs, with online options.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
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Fort Lauderdale
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Programs
  • Medical Assistant Technician - Diploma
  • Recognized on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll every year from 2010-2014
  • Day and evening classes are available for flexible scheduling.
  • Offers bachelor’s, associate, and diploma programs in business, culinary arts, criminal justice, cosmetology, and more.
  • Takes a unique “Focused Learning” approach, where students typically take only one class per month to concentrate on one subject with one faculty member at a time.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council on Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
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Miami
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More Florida Dental Assistant 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
Fern Park
Associate
381
Deland
Bachelor
105
Cocoa
Associate
14,496
Fort Lauderdale
Associate
31,730
Ocala
Associate
6,210
Daytona Beach
Bachelor
13,675
Fort Myers
Bachelor
11,369
Jacksonville
Bachelor
24,939
Hialeah
Bachelor
2,158
Panama City
Associate
5,758
Tampa
Associate
22,621
Fort Pierce
Bachelor
14,932
Niceville
Bachelor
7,043
Lake Worth
Associate
22,881
New Port Richey
Associate
8,065
Pensacola
Associate
10,728
Gainesville
Associate
14,824
Avon Park
Associate
2,787
Tallahassee
Associate
13,776

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Dental Assistants

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:
Dental Assistants

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Dental Assistants 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 1260 $35,960
Cape Coral 620 $36,890
Fort Myers 620 $36,890
Crestview 180 $36,510
Fort Walton Beach 180 $36,510
Destin 180 $36,510
Deltona 490 $35,420
Daytona Beach 490 $35,420
Ormond Beach 490 $35,420
Gainesville 270 $37,370
Homosassa Springs 80 $36,360
Lakeland 280 $36,730
Winter Haven 280 $36,730
Miami 5850 $35,950
Fort Lauderdale 5850 $35,950
West Palm Beach 5850 $35,950
Naples 210 $40,350
Immokalee 210 $40,350
Marco Island 210 $40,350
North Port 890 $41,730
Sarasota 890 $41,730
Bradenton 890 $41,730
Ocala 180 $32,340
Orlando 2240 $35,900
Kissimmee 2240 $35,900
Sanford 2240 $35,900
Palm Bay 620 $36,590
Melbourne 620 $36,590
Titusville 620 $36,590
Panama City 180 $32,460
Pensacola 390 $38,730
Ferry Pass 390 $38,730
Brent 390 $38,730
Port St. Lucie 370 $40,880
Punta Gorda 130 $38,440
Sebastian N/A $36,750
Vero Beach N/A $36,750
Sebring 70 $33,540
Tallahassee 300 $39,700
Tampa 2820 $37,220
St. Petersburg 2820 $37,220
Clearwater 2820 $37,220
The Villages 100 $35,890

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