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Fast Facts for Psychologists in Florida

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Gainesville and Sarasota
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Tampa and Orlando
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Orlando and Tampa

Salaries for Psychologists in Florida

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Orlando and Tallahassee

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  • MA in Psychology, General Psychology
  • MA in Psychology, Health and Wellness Psychology
  • Doctor of Psychology, Sports and Performance Psychology
  • Designated a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
  • Received the 2013 Making a Difference for Students Award from Quality Matters.
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  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).
Programs
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

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  • Psychology
  • MS in Psychology - General Psychology
  • MS in Psychology
  • 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
  • Psychology (BA) (Online)
  • Forensic Psychology (MA) (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.
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  • M.S. in Psychology with an Emphasis in Forensic Psychology
  • Graduate Certificate of Completion in GeroPsychology
  • M.S. Psychology with an Emphasis in Geropsychology
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Programs
  • Psychology (BA)
  • 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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  • Master of Science in General Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies - Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology
  • 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
  • B.A. in Psychology
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
  • Founded in 1890, it has a campus in Waterbury, CT and offers online degree program in eight-week modules, six times a year.
  • About 800 students are enrolled at the main campus, and about half of them commute.
  • Online courses help make it possible for students to earn a bachelor’s degree in as little as 24 months and a master’s degree in 12-18 months.
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  • BA in Psychology
  • Earn your degree online from Ashford University!
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Programs
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Ranked among the 2015 Best National Universities by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Designated as a Military Friendly School every year since 2012 by Victory Media.
  • Offers credit for prior learning and experience through assessment tests.
  • Provides a short term Leadership Certification program in partnership with EQUIP®.
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA).

More Florida Psychology 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
Daytona Beach
Masters
3,434
Miami
Doctorate
1,092
Clearwater
Masters
594
Saint Petersburg
Bachelor
2,544
Jacksonville
Bachelor
811
Saint Augustine
Bachelor
2,537
Tallahassee
Masters & First Professional
11,562
Boca Raton
Doctorate
26,193
Fort Myers
Doctorate
9,339
Melbourne
Doctorate
5,118
Miami Gardens
Masters
1,750
Lakeland
Masters
2,295
Tallahassee
Doctorate & First Professional
40,555
Naples
Masters
1,699
Boca Raton
Doctorate
2,549
Fort Lauderdale
Doctorate & First Professional
27,518
West Palm Beach
Doctorate
3,291
Winter Park
Masters
3,453
Saint Leo
Masters
13,788
Miami Gardens
Doctorate & First Professional
2,407
Lakeland
Masters
3,069
DeLand
Masters & First Professional
3,721
Tampa
Masters
5,628
Pensacola
Doctorate
10,358
Orlando
Doctorate
48,398
Gainesville
Doctorate & First Professional
51,725
Coral Gables
Doctorate
15,449
Jacksonville
Doctorate
16,406
Tampa
Doctorate & First Professional
44,870
Lake Wales
Masters
1,181

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Psychologists

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:
Psychologists

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Psychologists 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 90 $
Gainesville 40 $
Miami 360 $60,900
Fort Lauderdale 360 $60,900
West Palm Beach 360 $60,900
Naples 30 $
Immokalee 30 $
Marco Island 30 $
Orlando 150 $92,890
Kissimmee 150 $92,890
Sanford 150 $92,890
Palm Bay 40 $92,940
Melbourne 40 $92,940
Titusville 40 $92,940
Pensacola 70 $78,120
Ferry Pass 70 $78,120
Brent 70 $78,120
Port St. Lucie N/A $90,890
Tampa 440 $90,070
St. Petersburg 440 $90,070
Clearwater 440 $90,070

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