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Fast Facts for Public Relations Specialists in Florida

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Tallahassee, Gainesville and Miami
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Sebastian, Panama City and Naples
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Tampa, Miami and Orlando

Salaries for Public Relations Specialists in Florida

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Pensacola, Tampa and Fort Lauderdale

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Programs
  • Public Relations, Master of Arts (Online)
  • Full Sail’s curriculum combines elements of creativity, art, business and life skills, technical prowess, and academic achievement.
  • Full Sail offers accelerated programs, so a degree that would normally take four years takes 24 months on average.
  • Students work with industry-standard tools and technologies, allowing them to gain practical knowledge and real-world experience.
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Programs
  • Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies - Communication Studies
  • Bachelor’s program options include Communication, Political Communication, Cinema-Television, and more.
  • Several concentrations available, including Rhetoric and Public Culture, Strategic Communication, Theatre, Journalism, Internet and Social Media, and more.
  • All concentrations are designed to teach students the fundamentals of journalism, helping them prepare for careers as reporters and writers.
  • Regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Programs
  • Master of Science in Communication
  • Graduate Certificate in Strategic Communication Management

Purdue University offers a strong foundation of tradition and history, an environment of intellectual curiosity and discovery, and a supportive, student-centered approach to learning. Founded in 1869 as a land-grant school, the University is known today for its prolific faculty as well as a record of distinguished research and achievement in aerospace, engineering, technology, science, and math. Our goal is to educate and develop men and women of personal integrity and scholarly excellence.

Programs
  • B.A. in Applied Communications

National Louis University is one of the oldest and most progressive universities in Chicago. We offer more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs through two colleges: the National College of Education and the College of Professional Studies and Advancement.

Programs
  • Business- Management and Marketing - Associate Degree
  • Recognized on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll every year from 2010-2014
  • Day and evening classes are available for flexible scheduling.
  • Offers bachelor’s, associate, and diploma programs in business, culinary arts, criminal justice, cosmetology, and more.
  • Takes a unique “Focused Learning” approach, where students typically take only one class per month to concentrate on one subject with one faculty member at a time.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council on Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
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Programs
  • BA Communication - Professional Writing
  • MA Communication - New Media and Marketing
  • BA Communications - New Media
Give your career a boost with an education from Southern New Hampshire University. We offer certificates, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in over 100 programs in a wide variety of subjects.
Programs
  • Digital Filmmaking & Video Production (BS)
  • Video Production (AS)
  • Alumni have appeared in reality competition shows such as Top Chef and Project Runway.
  • Dedicated career services team that helps students tap opportunities in a marketplace driven by ideas
  • Offers programs in design, media arts, fashion, and culinary
  • Program Coordinators focus on improving program content and ensure that students have the resources they need
  • Over 50 locations nationwide
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Fort Lauderdale
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Programs
  • Broadcasting
  • 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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Fort Lauderdale
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Programs
  • A.S. - Digital Design

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
  • Recording Arts
  • General education classes are not required for graduation, allowing students to focus on core curriculum.
  • Offers 2 focused degree programs: Film & Video Production and Audio Engineering & Music Production.
  • Graduates are employed in the audio and visual industry at CBS Radio, Disney, Universal Studios, and Clear Channel Communications.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET).
  • Campus is located in Orlando, Florida
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Orlando
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More Florida Public Relations Specialist Training 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
Clearwater
Masters
594
Saint Petersburg
Bachelor
2,544
Jacksonville
Bachelor
811
Daytona Beach
Masters
4,978
Saint Augustine
Bachelor
2,537
Tallahassee
Masters & First Professional
11,562
Boca Raton
Doctorate
26,193
Melbourne
Doctorate
5,118
Miami Gardens
Masters
1,750
Lakeland
Masters
2,295
Tallahassee
Doctorate & First Professional
40,555
Fort Lauderdale
Doctorate & First Professional
27,518
West Palm Beach
Doctorate
3,291
Lake Worth
Associate
22,881
Saint Leo
Masters
13,788
Miami Gardens
Doctorate & First Professional
2,407
Lakeland
Masters
3,069
DeLand
Masters & First Professional
3,721
Tallahassee
Associate
13,776
Tampa
Masters
5,628
Trinity
Bachelor
185
Davie
Masters
338
Orlando
Doctorate
48,398
Gainesville
Doctorate & First Professional
51,725
Coral Gables
Doctorate
15,449
Tampa
Doctorate & First Professional
44,870
Lake Wales
Masters
1,181
Babson Park
Masters
601

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Public Relations Specialists

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:
Public Relations Specialists

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Public Relations Specialists 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 930 $51,770
Cape Coral 260 $46,490
Fort Myers 260 $46,490
Crestview 100 $52,600
Fort Walton Beach 100 $52,600
Destin 100 $52,600
Deltona 170 $52,410
Daytona Beach 170 $52,410
Ormond Beach 170 $52,410
Gainesville 250 $57,210
Lakeland 140 $48,100
Winter Haven 140 $48,100
Miami 3660 $57,390
Fort Lauderdale 3660 $57,390
West Palm Beach 3660 $57,390
Naples 160 $56,170
Immokalee 160 $56,170
Marco Island 160 $56,170
North Port 200 $49,970
Sarasota 200 $49,970
Bradenton 200 $49,970
Ocala 80 $32,170
Orlando 1790 $53,310
Kissimmee 1790 $53,310
Sanford 1790 $53,310
Palm Bay 360 $62,220
Melbourne 360 $62,220
Titusville 360 $62,220
Panama City 70 $42,490
Pensacola 150 $50,380
Ferry Pass 150 $50,380
Brent 150 $50,380
Port St. Lucie 150 $51,330
Sebastian 30 $67,170
Vero Beach 30 $67,170
Tallahassee 680 $58,760
Tampa 1660 $53,530
St. Petersburg 1660 $53,530
Clearwater 1660 $53,530

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