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Fast Facts for Occupational Therapist Assistants in Florida

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Port St. Lucie, Sarasota and Fort Lauderdale
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Miami, Orlando and Jacksonville
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Tampa, Fort Lauderdale and Orlando

Salaries for Occupational Therapist Assistants in Florida

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Jacksonville, Port St. Lucie and West Palm Beach

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  • Associate of Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant

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  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (AS)
  • 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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  • Occupational Therapy Aide
  • Physical Therapy Aide
  • Substance Abuse
  • A private, accredited distance learning college based in Norcross, Georgia founded in 1987.
  • Ensures that service members, their spouses and veterans can maximize their military education benefits.
  • Gives students the option to customize monthly payments to fit their budgets and lifestyle.
  • Offers all-inclusive tuition: textbooks, learning materials, and academic support are covered in the cost.
  • Allows alumni to enroll in any future program at a reduced rate.
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  • Mental Health Technology
  • 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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  • Certificate in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Certificate in Trauma
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology program helps students prepare for careers in counseling, marketing/sales, human services, ministry, and more.
  • The School of Psychology & Counseling received a 95% match rate for 4th year Psy.D. student internships in 2015.
  • Programmatic accreditation for psychology programs is provided by the American Psychological Association (APA).
  • Regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
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  • MS in Psychology - Addictions
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Lets undergrad students try classes before paying any tuition.
  • Has an average class sizes of 18 for undergraduate and 13 for graduate-level courses.
  • Offers numerous scholarship opportunities that can help students save up to $750 per term on their tuition.
  • Tends to educate degree-seeking online and campus-based students who are adult learners with families and students who work while pursuing higher education.
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  • M.S. in Mental Health and Wellness with Emphasis in Prevention
  • M.S. in Mental Health and Wellness with Emphasis in Grief and Bereavement
  • M.S. in Mental Health and Wellness with an Emphasis in Christian Ministry
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  • Bachelor of Arts in Substance Abuse Counseling
  • 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.
  • Provides a short term Leadership Certification program in partnership with EQUIP®.
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA).
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  • Doctor of Education: Community Care & Counseling: Marriage & Family
  • Doctor of Philosophy: Counselor Education and Supervision
  • MA in Professional Counseling - 60 Hour
  • Liberty University’s online programs ranked in the top 10 out of more than 2,100 colleges & universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility.*
  • 100% online programs at associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level.**
  • Transfer up to 90 credits into an undergraduate degree program.
  • Up to 50% of your master’s degree can be transferred in to help you get the most out of your hard work and maximize the credit you previously earned.
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  • BA in Psychology Clinical Psychology
  • BA in Psychology/Applied Behavioral Analysis
  • BA in Psychology/Addiction and Substance Abuse

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More Florida Occupational Therapy 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
Daytona Beach
Bachelor
13,675
Orlando
Masters
2,207
Bradenton
Associate
9,869
Winter Haven
Associate
7,757

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Occupational Therapist 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:
Occupational Therapist Assistants

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Occupational Therapist 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 160 $62,530
Cape Coral N/A $71,170
Fort Myers N/A $71,170
Deltona 80 $66,410
Daytona Beach 80 $66,410
Ormond Beach 80 $66,410
Homosassa Springs 50 $63,940
Lakeland 60 $61,870
Winter Haven 60 $61,870
Miami 370 $62,680
Fort Lauderdale 370 $62,680
West Palm Beach 370 $62,680
North Port 140 $63,610
Sarasota 140 $63,610
Bradenton 140 $63,610
Ocala 50 $70,320
Orlando 170 $58,560
Kissimmee 170 $58,560
Sanford 170 $58,560
Palm Bay 190 $64,720
Melbourne 190 $64,720
Titusville 190 $64,720
Panama City N/A $69,500
Pensacola N/A $59,820
Ferry Pass N/A $59,820
Brent N/A $59,820
Port St. Lucie 50 $68,540
Tallahassee 60 $60,130
Tampa 400 $58,180
St. Petersburg 400 $58,180
Clearwater 400 $58,180

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