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Fast Facts for Physical Therapist Assistants in Florida

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

Salaries for Physical Therapist Assistants in Florida

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

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Programs
  • Associate of Science in Physical Therapist 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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Lakeland
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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
  • 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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Miami
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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

At American Institute, we believe you can become whatever you want to be, and we’re ready to help you get there. We pride ourselves on working hard to deliver quality, innovative education to our students that gives them the skills to begin or enhance their careers. We try to help our students meet their goals of changing or enhancing their careers, and also help prospective employers of our graduates in meeting the workforce needs of the 21st century while actively participating in the communities we operate within.

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Pompano Beach
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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
  • Incorporates hands-on training into all programs to provide students with important experience.
  • 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.
  • Provides day, evening, and weekend classes. (Classes offered may vary by location.)
  • Has 100 campuses— many of which are on or near public transportation routes.
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Tampa
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  • 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
  • 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).
Programs
  • 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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More Florida Physical 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
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 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:
Physical Therapist Assistants

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Physical 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 380 $66,870
Cape Coral 240 $64,820
Fort Myers 240 $64,820
Crestview 90 $63,320
Fort Walton Beach 90 $63,320
Destin 90 $63,320
Deltona 180 $61,620
Daytona Beach 180 $61,620
Ormond Beach 180 $61,620
Gainesville 70 $59,780
Homosassa Springs 120 $60,910
Lakeland 120 $59,010
Winter Haven 120 $59,010
Miami 1240 $60,110
Fort Lauderdale 1240 $60,110
West Palm Beach 1240 $60,110
Naples 70 $58,320
Immokalee 70 $58,320
Marco Island 70 $58,320
North Port 280 $61,760
Sarasota 280 $61,760
Bradenton 280 $61,760
Ocala 90 $67,430
Orlando 620 $59,550
Kissimmee 620 $59,550
Sanford 620 $59,550
Palm Bay 190 $65,890
Melbourne 190 $65,890
Titusville 190 $65,890
Panama City 80 $50,210
Pensacola 70 $56,550
Ferry Pass 70 $56,550
Brent 70 $56,550
Port St. Lucie 150 $62,680
Punta Gorda 50 $70,070
Sebastian 60 $60,730
Vero Beach 60 $60,730
Tallahassee 160 $63,470
Tampa 630 $62,440
St. Petersburg 630 $62,440
Clearwater 630 $62,440
The Villages 70 $67,410

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