Florida Physical Therapists: Schools and Careers

Career Information for Physical Therapists in Florida

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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

Schools for Physical Therapists in Florida are listed below.

Selected Physical Therapy Schools in Florida

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Keiser University Campus
Daytona Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Lakeland, Melbourne, Miami, Orlando, Port Saint Lucie, Sarasota, Tallahassee, Tampa, West Palm Beach

For over 35 years, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.

  • Programs: Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant, Master of Science in Occupational Therapy - Bridge Program, Associate of Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant, more...
  • Degrees: Associate, Master, Bachelor

Study online with California University of Pennsylvania.

  • Programs: Rehabilitation Sciences (Certificate) - Online, Rehabilitation Sciences (Master of Science) - Online, Sport Psychology (Certificate) - Online, more...
  • Degrees: Certificate, Master
South University
Tampa, West Palm Beach

As a student at South University, you will have the opportunity to learn from accomplished faculty members who have real-world experience in the subjects that they teach. Our small class sizes allow you to receive personalized attention from instructors, and the encouragement to recognize your goals for the future and the means to achieve them.

  • Programs: Occupational Therapy Assistant (AS), Occupational Therapy (OTD)
  • Degrees: Associate, Doctorate

Pursue your education with American College for Medical Careers.

  • Programs: Respiratory Therapy
  • Degrees: Associate
Platt College

Turn your talents into a career at nationally recognized and accredited Platt College.

  • Programs: Respiratory Therapy
  • Degrees: Bachelor
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More Florida Physical Therapy Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Barry University Miami Doctorate 8,733
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Tallahassee Masters & First Professional 11,562
Florida Gulf Coast University Fort Myers Doctorate 9,339
Nova Southeastern University Fort Lauderdale Doctorate & First Professional 27,518
University of Central Florida Orlando Doctorate 48,398
University of Florida Gainesville Doctorate & First Professional 51,725
University of Miami Coral Gables Doctorate 15,449
University of South Florida 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, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.

Metro Area Jobs Salary


Gainesville 330 $77730 1.71
Homosassa Springs 140 $90760 2.97
Jacksonville 1010 $86220 1.07
Cape Coral 390 $79880 1.1
Fort Myers 390 $79880 1.1
Crestview 210 $82660 1.35
Fort Walton Beach 210 $82660 1.35
Destin 210 $82660 1.35
Deltona 390 $90640 1.42
Daytona Beach 390 $90640 1.42
Ormond Beach 390 $90640 1.42
Orlando 1060 $85460 0.62
Kissimmee 1060 $85460 0.62
Sanford 1060 $85460 0.62
Palm Bay 380 $90300 1.26
Melbourne 380 $90300 1.26
Titusville 380 $90300 1.26
Panama City 90 $78720 0.71
Pensacola 340 $88220 1.38
Ferry Pass 340 $88220 1.38
Brent 340 $88220 1.38
Port St. Lucie 330 $85540 1.66
Punta Gorda 120 $83480 1.88
Lakeland 280 $78510 0.88
Winter Haven 280 $78510 0.88
Miami 3550 $80280 0.96
Fort Lauderdale 3550 $80280 0.96
West Palm Beach 3550 $80280 0.96
Naples 240 $89460 1.19
Immokalee 240 $89460 1.19
Marco Island 240 $89460 1.19
North Port 550 $91480 1.32
Sarasota 550 $91480 1.32
Bradenton 550 $91480 1.32
Ocala 240 $87790 1.65
Sebastian 100 $88690 1.42
Vero Beach 100 $88690 1.42
Sebring 60 $79270 1.69
Tallahassee 200 $86980 0.83
Tampa 1520 $81850 0.82
St. Petersburg 1520 $81850 0.82
Clearwater 1520 $81850 0.82
The Villages 30 $91680 0.92
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