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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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Programs
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (AS)
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Programs
  • Associate of Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Associate of Science in Physical Therapy Assistant

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Melbourne
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Programs
  • Diploma - Massage Therapy
  • Has 100 campuses— many of which are on or near public transportation routes.
  • Provides trained student finance planners to assist students seeking financial aid.
  • Offers classes built around small teams, so students get personal, one-on-one skills training.
  • Incorporates hands-on training into all programs to provide students with important experience.
  • Provides day, evening, and weekend classes. (Classes offered may vary by location.)
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Atlanta
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Programs
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • A Los Angeles-based private college offering programs in medical sciences, legal studies, and graphic design since 1985.
  • Has weekend programs, including certified  veterinary technology, nurse assistant, and hemodialysis technician.
  • Showcases visual communication students’ artwork and design through campus magazine.
  • 3 campuses in Southern California.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
Programs
  • Massage Therapy Program
  • Students may get real-world experience at each campus's public massage therapy spas.
  • Career assistance services are available to help students plan, prepare and promote their careers, from placement assistance to career fairs to resume help.
  • Programs are designed to prepare graduates to work in clinics, hospitals, health clubs, spas, resorts, sports therapy clinics, or start their own private practices.
  • Massage therapy school with 11 locations across the country.
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Pinellas Park
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Programs
  • Massage Therapy/Terapia de Masaje
  • Diploma in Professional Clinical Massage Therapy
  • Owns a public spa where students can get real-world experience.
  • Provides scholarship opportunities and financial aid to students who qualify.
  • Offers many start dates throughout the year, with part-time and full-time attendance options.
  • Has 3 main campuses in Greenacres and Jacksonville, Florida, with 4 branch campuses in Miami Lakes, New Port Richey, St. Petersburg, and Tampa.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
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West Palm Beach
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  • Massage Therapy
  • Providing cosmetology training in Florida for over 35 years. 
  • Stands as a Redken Premier School with qualified instructors who have Redken professional training and salon experience.
  • Allows students to practice their skills with top Redken products.
  • Has full-service salons run by students available at both campus locations.
  • Offers career placement help for students, and regularly holds recruitment events for employers.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
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Fort Myers
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  • Certificate in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology
  • 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).
Programs
  • 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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  • Colangelo College of Business: Features more than 25 programs from the bachelor through the master's level, including several high-demand MBA programs and an accelerated accounting degree.
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  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences: Provides a job focused education and features a variety of programs from counseling and psychology to justice studies, history and English literature.
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Programs
  • M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Designated a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media for the 4th consecutive year.
  • Listed on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in 2013, for the sixth consecutive year
  • Links students to hundreds of training opportunities (beyond their traditional internships and practicum) at their many “partner agencies” in each of their local communities.
  • Accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WUSCUC).

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 -2222 $71,170
Fort Myers -2222 $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 -2222 $69,500
Pensacola -2222 $59,820
Ferry Pass -2222 $59,820
Brent -2222 $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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