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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
  • Occupational Therapy (OTD)
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (AS)
  • 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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  • Associate of Science in Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Associate of Science in Physical Therapist 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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Clearwater
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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
  • 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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  • Emergency Medical Services
  • 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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  • Patient Care Technician
  • Medical Assisting (Diploma)
  • Medical Assisting (Associates)

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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Sanford
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  • Medical Assistant Technician (10-Month diploma program)
  • Has specialized in career training since 1982.
  • Offers beginning to advanced training in computer repair, medical assisting, cosmetology, nursing, and more.
  • Continually maintains programs according to industry needs by working closely with industry experts and employers.
  • Provides well-equipped training facilities to give students the advantage of hands-on training.
  • Its instructors attend seminars and workshops to keep current with new technology and topics.
Programs
  • MSN - Informatics (Online)
  • MSN – Advanced Generalist (Online)
  • RN to MSN - Advanced Generalist (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
  • Associate of Arts in Healthcare Management
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration/Healthcare Management

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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
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
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

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