Florida Occupational Therapists: Schools and Careers

Career Information for Occupational Therapists in Florida

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Fast Facts for Occupational Therapists in Florida

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Gainesville, Sebastian and Punta Gorda
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Lakeland, Pensacola and Cape Coral
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Tampa, Miami and Fort Lauderdale

Salaries for Occupational Therapists in Florida

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Naples, Port St. Lucie and Tampa

Schools for Occupational Therapists in Florida are listed below.

Selected Occupational Therapy Schools in Florida

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Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.

  • Programs: MS in Psychology - Addictions
  • Degrees: Master

Liberty University provides a world-class education with a solid Christian foundation, equipping men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for success in every aspect of life.

  • Programs: MA in Professional Counseling - 60 Hour
  • Degrees: Master
South University
Tampa, West Palm Beach

As a student at South University, you will have the opportunity to learn from accomplished faculty members who have real-world experience in the subjects that they teach. Our small class sizes allow you to receive personalized attention from instructors, and the encouragement to recognize your goals for the future and the means to achieve them.

  • Programs: Occupational Therapy (OTD), Occupational Therapy Assistant (AS), Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MA)
  • Degrees: Doctorate, Associate, Master
Keiser University Campus
Fort Lauderdale, Lakeland, Melbourne, Miami, Sarasota, Tallahassee, Tampa, West Palm Beach

For over 35 years, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.

  • Programs: Associate of Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant, Master of Science in Occupational Therapy - Bridge Program, Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Degrees: Associate, Master

Sacred Heart University Online 

  • Programs: Master of Science in Applied Psychology - Community Psychology
  • Degrees: Master

Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.

  • Programs: Health Psychology - PhD of Psychology
  • Degrees: Doctorate
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More Florida Occupational Therapy Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Barry University Miami Doctorate 8,733
Daytona State College Daytona Beach Bachelor 13,675
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Tallahassee Masters & First Professional 11,562
Florida Gulf Coast University Fort Myers Doctorate 9,339
Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences Orlando Masters 2,207
Manatee Community College Bradenton Associate 9,869
Nova Southeastern University Fort Lauderdale Doctorate & First Professional 27,518
Polk Community College Winter Haven Associate 7,757
University of Florida Gainesville Doctorate & First Professional 51,725

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Occupational Therapists

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 Therapists

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Occupational Therapists relative to the population of the city, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.

Metro Area Jobs Salary


Gainesville 310 $66370 3
Homosassa Springs 100 $87400 3.75
Jacksonville 570 $85240 1.1
Cape Coral 160 $86270 0.83
Fort Myers 160 $86270 0.83
Crestview 80 $85610 0.95
Fort Walton Beach 80 $85610 0.95
Destin 80 $85610 0.95
Deltona 130 $105500 0.87
Daytona Beach 130 $105500 0.87
Ormond Beach 130 $105500 0.87
Orlando 410 $79840 0.44
Kissimmee 410 $79840 0.44
Sanford 410 $79840 0.44
Palm Bay 260 $84260 1.56
Melbourne 260 $84260 1.56
Titusville 260 $84260 1.56
Panama City 60 $71650 0.93
Pensacola 130 $87040 0.97
Ferry Pass 130 $87040 0.97
Brent 130 $87040 0.97
Port St. Lucie 170 $94870 1.55
Punta Gorda 50 $87870 1.49
Lakeland 100 $84760 0.55
Winter Haven 100 $84760 0.55
Miami 1530 $88410 0.76
Fort Lauderdale 1530 $88410 0.76
West Palm Beach 1530 $88410 0.76
Naples 90 $93200 0.82
Immokalee 90 $93200 0.82
Marco Island 90 $93200 0.82
North Port 370 $77500 1.64
Sarasota 370 $77500 1.64
Bradenton 370 $77500 1.64
Ocala 110 $82660 1.34
Sebastian 40 $83380 0.96
Vero Beach 40 $83380 0.96
Sebring 30 $73900 1.62
Tallahassee 140 $86700 1.02
Tampa 820 $77840 0.81
St. Petersburg 820 $77840 0.81
Clearwater 820 $77840 0.81
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