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Fast Facts for Physical Therapist Aides in Florida

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Miami, Sebastian and Ocala
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Orlando, Tampa and Jacksonville
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Miami, Tampa and Fort Lauderdale

Salaries for Physical Therapist Aides in Florida

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

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  • Occupational Therapy (OTD)
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (AS)
  • Several nursing programs are available at the bachelor's, post-graduate, master's, and doctoral levels.
  • Graduate-level specialization options include Nurse Educator, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Administrator, and more.
  • Nursing programs are available at many of the 11 campus locations across the United States.
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West Palm Beach
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Programs
  • Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Associate of Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Master of Science in Occupational Therapy - Bridge Program

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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Fort Lauderdale
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Programs
  • Physical Therapy Aide
  • Occupational Therapy Aide
  • 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.
Programs
  • Rehabilitation Sciences (Master of Science) - Online
  • Rehabilitation Sciences (Certificate) - Online
  • For the 12th consecutive year, Cal U was named one for the best schools in the Northeast by The Princeton Review 
  • Recognized by the U.S. News and World Report for: Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s 2017, Best Online Programs, Grad Education 2017 and Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s for Veterans 2017
  • Quality Online courses at Cal U have the same objectives, content and learning outcomes as campus-based programs and are taught by the same expert professors.
  • Offers private school amenities at a public school cost. Student-to-teacher ratio of 20:1
  • CAL U online programs complete an annual assessment of student learning to ensure outcomes are focused on your success in career entry, advancement or enhancement!
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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  • 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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Hialeah
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  • 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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  • Relaxation Therapist
  • Provides students the opportunity to train at home in their spare time to get their high school diploma, train for a new career, or enhance current skills.
  • Offers programs in psychology/social work, business management, medical billing, criminal justice, and more.
  • Member of the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA), the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE), and the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE).
  • Features a fully flexible schedule with no classes to attend, leaving the study pace up to the student.
Programs
  • Spa Therapies
  • 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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More Florida Physical Therapy Aide Training 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
Fort Lauderdale
Associate
31,730
Ocala
Associate
6,210
Daytona Beach
Bachelor
13,675
Jacksonville
Bachelor
24,939
Orlando
Masters
2,207
Panama City
Associate
5,758
Fort Pierce
Bachelor
14,932
Lake City
Associate
2,849
Bradenton
Associate
9,869
Miami
Bachelor
54,094
Pensacola
Associate
10,728
Winter Haven
Associate
7,757
Sanford
Associate
12,745
Clearwater
Bachelor
25,450

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Physical Therapist Aides

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:
Physical Therapist Aides

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Physical Therapist Aides 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 180 $24,830
Cape Coral 120 $25,550
Fort Myers 120 $25,550
Deltona 50 $24,010
Daytona Beach 50 $24,010
Ormond Beach 50 $24,010
Gainesville 100 $27,750
Homosassa Springs 70 $26,300
Lakeland N/A $23,420
Winter Haven N/A $23,420
Miami 640 $24,050
Fort Lauderdale 640 $24,050
West Palm Beach 640 $24,050
Naples 40 $26,660
Immokalee 40 $26,660
Marco Island 40 $26,660
North Port 70 $27,030
Sarasota 70 $27,030
Bradenton 70 $27,030
Ocala 40 $26,210
Orlando 290 $26,270
Kissimmee 290 $26,270
Sanford 290 $26,270
Palm Bay 70 $25,310
Melbourne 70 $25,310
Titusville 70 $25,310
Panama City 40 $23,620
Pensacola N/A $23,970
Ferry Pass N/A $23,970
Brent N/A $23,970
Port St. Lucie 50 $28,120
Tampa 410 $26,010
St. Petersburg 410 $26,010
Clearwater 410 $26,010

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