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Fast Facts for Physical Therapists in Florida

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Punta Gorda, Panama City and Port St. Lucie
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Tallahassee, Orlando and Jacksonville
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Miami, Tampa and Orlando

Salaries for Physical Therapists in Florida

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Naples, Sebastian and Fort Lauderdale

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Programs
  • Associate of Science in Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Associate of Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine and Fitness Technology

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 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).
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Tampa
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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 - Medical Assistant
  • A.S. - Medical Assistant

Southern Technical College provides education and training in a variety of medical and technical areas that enable graduates to obtain entry-level employment. As a student at Southern Technical College, you will have the opportunity learn in several different ways.

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Fort Myers
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Programs
  • MS in Nursing
  • Master of Science - DNP Path (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
  • Master of Science in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Lets undergrad students try classes before paying any tuition.
  • Has an average class sizes of 18 for undergraduate and 13 for graduate-level courses.
  • Offers numerous scholarship opportunities that can help students save up to $750 per term on their tuition.
  • Tends to educate degree-seeking online and campus-based students who are adult learners with families and students who work while pursuing higher education.
Programs
  • AS - Medical Assistant
  • DIP - Medical Assistant

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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Pensacola
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Programs
  • MSN - Informatics (Online)
  • RN to MSN - Advanced Generalist (Online)
  • MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner (Online)
  • Began in 1909 as a single classroom in Los Angeles.
  • Offers no-cost dental clinic in Anaheim, where students gain experience by offering a selection of free dental services.
  • Involved in philanthropy, through partnerships with several organizations, such as the California Institute for Nursing and Healthcare (CINHC) and Shriner’s Hospital.
  • Accredited by The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Senior College and University Commission.
  • Has 4 California campuses and 2 other campuses in Florida and Texas.
Programs
  • Medical Assisting - Administrative, Associates Degree
  • Helping students achieve their education and career goals since 1963.
  • Offers online demos on how to access Daymar College Online, complete and submit assignments, interact with your teachers and fellow students, and more.
  • Provides lifelong learning credit for graduates to return to review or audit previously taken courses without an additional cost.
  • Offers numerous scholarships opportunities for eligible students.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
Programs
  • Business Administration - Healthcare Management (BS) (Online)
  • Designated as a 2015 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, publishers of G.I. Jobs®.
  • Each program is designed to instill the knowledge, ethical values, and interpersonal skills of professional practice and to foster values of social responsibility.
  • Offers several flexible learning options, including a blended format that combines campus and online learning.
  • Several scholarship opportunities are available for students who qualify.
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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More Florida Physical 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
Tallahassee
Masters & First Professional
11,562
Fort Myers
Doctorate
9,339
Fort Lauderdale
Doctorate & First Professional
27,518
Orlando
Doctorate
48,398
Gainesville
Doctorate & First Professional
51,725
Coral Gables
Doctorate
15,449
Tampa
Doctorate & First Professional
44,870

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Physical 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:
Physical Therapists

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Physical 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
Homosassa Springs 140 $85,590
Lakeland 270 $79,400
Winter Haven 270 $79,400
Miami 3840 $79,750
Fort Lauderdale 3840 $79,750
West Palm Beach 3840 $79,750
Naples 270 $93,870
Immokalee 270 $93,870
Marco Island 270 $93,870
North Port 700 $86,760
Sarasota 700 $86,760
Bradenton 700 $86,760
Ocala 210 $90,190
Orlando 1050 $87,520
Kissimmee 1050 $87,520
Sanford 1050 $87,520
Palm Bay 330 $94,700
Melbourne 330 $94,700
Titusville 330 $94,700
Panama City 80 $77,540
Pensacola 300 $88,340
Ferry Pass 300 $88,340
Brent 300 $88,340
Port St. Lucie 400 $88,350
Punta Gorda 130 $82,760
Sebastian 100 $92,430
Vero Beach 100 $92,430
Sebring 60 $91,140
Tallahassee 240 $90,070
Tampa 1740 $87,790
St. Petersburg 1740 $87,790
Clearwater 1740 $87,790
The Villages 50 $80,660
Jacksonville 840 $87,220
Cape Coral 350 $87,510
Fort Myers 350 $87,510
Crestview 240 $76,500
Fort Walton Beach 240 $76,500
Destin 240 $76,500
Deltona 300 $92,800
Daytona Beach 300 $92,800
Ormond Beach 300 $92,800
Gainesville 380 $80,600

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