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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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Programs
  • Associate of Science in Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Associate of Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant

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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Melbourne
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Programs
  • Occupational Therapy (OTD)
  • 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).
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
  • AS / Advanced Massage
  • Therapeutic Massage Training Program
  • AS / Massage and Skin Care
  • Offers programs in therapeutic massage, skin care training, and more.
  • Has a public clinic for student practice, offering a variety of massage and skin care services.
  • Provides career services to students from enrollment to graduation and beyond.
  • Offers financial aid to students who qualify. *
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
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Pompano Beach
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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
  • 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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  • DIP - Cosmetology

The goal of Virginia College lies in its responsibility to its students, the technical and business communities, and the general citizenry. We have a long history of offering new direction to students.

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Fort Pierce
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Programs
  • 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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Gainesville
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Programs
  • Certificate in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • 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).

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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