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Fast Facts for Physician Assistants in Florida

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Sarasota, Port St. Lucie and Naples
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Lakeland, Miami and Ocala
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Tampa, Orlando and Jacksonville

Salaries for Physician Assistants in Florida

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Ocala, Sarasota and Orlando

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  • Master of Science in Physician 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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  • 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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  • Medical Assisting
  • 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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  • Medical Assisting
  • 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.
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  • 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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  • 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).
  • Patient Care 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.
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  • Medical Assistant
  • 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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  • Medical Assisting

Fortis Institute can give you the skills you need to train for a career in the healthcare field.

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Port Saint Lucie
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More Florida Physician 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
Highest Award
Fort Lauderdale
Doctorate & First Professional
Doctorate & First Professional

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Physician 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:
Physician Assistants

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Physician 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
Annual Median Salary
Jacksonville 350 $97,840
Cape Coral 230 $97,430
Fort Myers 230 $97,430
Crestview 30 $93,580
Fort Walton Beach 30 $93,580
Destin 30 $93,580
Deltona 200 $110,870
Daytona Beach 200 $110,870
Ormond Beach 200 $110,870
Gainesville 140 $90,740
Lakeland 110 $96,380
Winter Haven 110 $96,380
Miami 1510 $99,900
Fort Lauderdale 1510 $99,900
West Palm Beach 1510 $99,900
Naples 90 $108,940
Immokalee 90 $108,940
Marco Island 90 $108,940
North Port 230 $107,750
Sarasota 230 $107,750
Bradenton 230 $107,750
Ocala 70 $124,440
Orlando 500 $90,290
Kissimmee 500 $90,290
Sanford 500 $90,290
Palm Bay 200 $114,000
Melbourne 200 $114,000
Titusville 200 $114,000
Panama City 30 $103,240
Pensacola 170 $87,530
Ferry Pass 170 $87,530
Brent 170 $87,530
Port St. Lucie 80 $127,980
Punta Gorda 50 $96,020
Tallahassee 80 $103,230
Tampa 960 $96,940
St. Petersburg 960 $96,940
Clearwater 960 $96,940
The Villages 40 $107,050

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