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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

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  • Occupational Therapy (OTD)
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (AS)
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MA)
  • Several nursing programs are available at the bachelor's, post-graduate, master's, and doctoral levels.
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West Palm Beach
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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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Orlando
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  • 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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  • 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).
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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Clearwater
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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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  • 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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Gainesville
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More Florida Occupational Therapy 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
Daytona Beach
Bachelor
13,675
Tallahassee
Masters & First Professional
11,562
Fort Myers
Doctorate
9,339
Orlando
Masters
2,207
Bradenton
Associate
9,869
Fort Lauderdale
Doctorate & First Professional
27,518
Winter Haven
Associate
7,757
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. 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 580 $88,950
Cape Coral 160 $93,030
Fort Myers 160 $93,030
Crestview 100 $81,270
Fort Walton Beach 100 $81,270
Destin 100 $81,270
Deltona 130 $98,660
Daytona Beach 130 $98,660
Ormond Beach 130 $98,660
Gainesville 250 $71,160
Homosassa Springs 110 $82,040
Lakeland 100 $85,840
Winter Haven 100 $85,840
Miami 1640 $87,400
Fort Lauderdale 1640 $87,400
West Palm Beach 1640 $87,400
Naples 70 $92,790
Immokalee 70 $92,790
Marco Island 70 $92,790
North Port 330 $83,030
Sarasota 330 $83,030
Bradenton 330 $83,030
Ocala 110 $85,850
Orlando 450 $81,160
Kissimmee 450 $81,160
Sanford 450 $81,160
Palm Bay 200 $87,120
Melbourne 200 $87,120
Titusville 200 $87,120
Panama City 60 $72,980
Pensacola 160 $76,820
Ferry Pass 160 $76,820
Brent 160 $76,820
Port St. Lucie 200 $87,330
Punta Gorda 50 $82,850
Sebastian 50 $86,410
Vero Beach 50 $86,410
Sebring 30 $78,420
Tallahassee 150 $89,580
Tampa 960 $79,770
St. Petersburg 960 $79,770
Clearwater 960 $79,770

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