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Fast Facts for Respiratory Therapists in Florida

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Punta Gorda, Gainesville and Deltona
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: West Palm Beach, Fort Walton Beach and Port St. Lucie
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Tampa, Miami and Orlando

Salaries for Respiratory Therapists in Florida

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Sebastian, Cape Coral and Fort Lauderdale

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Programs
  • 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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Jacksonville
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Programs
  • Associate of Science in Respiratory Therapy
  • Associate of Science in Physical Therapist 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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Fort Lauderdale
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Programs
  • 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
  • Patient Care Technician Diploma
  • 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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Lakeland
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  • Physical Therapy Aide
  • A private, accredited distance learning college based in Norcross, Georgia founded in 1987.
  • Ensures that service members, their spouses and veterans can maximize their military education benefits.
  • Gives students the option to customize monthly payments to fit their budgets and lifestyle.
  • Offers all-inclusive tuition: textbooks, learning materials, and academic support are covered in the cost.
  • Allows alumni to enroll in any future program at a reduced rate.
Programs
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Training students for careers in the allied health field since 1994.
  • Recognized on the 2015 Military Friendly Schools List for accommodating military service members, veterans, and their spouses as students.
  • Has a MyUMA mobile app that provides classroom content, learning resources, grades, news, and more.
  • Offers no-charge SOAR Student Assistance for any problems concerning behavioral health, well-being, and/or academic performance.
  • Accredited by Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
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Clearwater
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  • Occupational Therapy (OTD)
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (AS)
  • 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).
Programs
  • Massage Therapy

At American Institute, we believe you can become whatever you want to be, and we’re ready to help you get there. We pride ourselves on working hard to deliver quality, innovative education to our students that gives them the skills to begin or enhance their careers. We try to help our students meet their goals of changing or enhancing their careers, and also help prospective employers of our graduates in meeting the workforce needs of the 21st century while actively participating in the communities we operate within.

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Pompano Beach
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  • Massage Therapy Program
  • Students may get real-world experience at each campus's public massage therapy spas.
  • Career assistance services are available to help students plan, prepare and promote their careers, from placement assistance to career fairs to resume help.
  • Programs are designed to prepare graduates to work in clinics, hospitals, health clubs, spas, resorts, sports therapy clinics, or start their own private practices.
  • Massage therapy school with 11 locations across the country.
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Pinellas Park
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  • Massage Therapy
  • Providing cosmetology training in Florida for over 35 years. 
  • Stands as a Redken Premier School with qualified instructors who have Redken professional training and salon experience.
  • Allows students to practice their skills with top Redken products.
  • Has full-service salons run by students available at both campus locations.
  • Offers career placement help for students, and regularly holds recruitment events for employers.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
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Fort Myers
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More Florida Respiratory 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
Fort Lauderdale
Associate
31,730
Daytona Beach
Bachelor
13,675
Fort Myers
Bachelor
11,369
Tallahassee
Masters & First Professional
11,562
Jacksonville
Bachelor
24,939
Panama City
Associate
5,758
Tampa
Associate
22,621
Fort Pierce
Bachelor
14,932
Bradenton
Associate
9,869
Miami
Bachelor
54,094
Lake Worth
Associate
22,881
Winter Haven
Associate
7,757
Palatka
Associate
5,111
Gainesville
Associate
14,824
Sanford
Associate
12,745
Clearwater
Bachelor
25,450
Tallahassee
Associate
13,776
Orlando
Doctorate
48,398
Orlando
Associate
32,870

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Respiratory 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:
Respiratory Therapists

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Respiratory 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 660 $52,540
Cape Coral 460 $56,950
Fort Myers 460 $56,950
Crestview 70 $48,520
Fort Walton Beach 70 $48,520
Destin 70 $48,520
Deltona 230 $53,760
Daytona Beach 230 $53,760
Ormond Beach 230 $53,760
Gainesville 320 $49,760
Lakeland 210 $56,030
Winter Haven 210 $56,030
Miami 2790 $56,060
Fort Lauderdale 2790 $56,060
West Palm Beach 2790 $56,060
Naples 90 $55,210
Immokalee 90 $55,210
Marco Island 90 $55,210
North Port 290 $58,280
Sarasota 290 $58,280
Bradenton 290 $58,280
Ocala 120 $53,850
Orlando 950 $57,240
Kissimmee 950 $57,240
Sanford 950 $57,240
Palm Bay 170 $55,450
Melbourne 170 $55,450
Titusville 170 $55,450
Panama City 100 $51,200
Pensacola 250 $54,420
Ferry Pass 250 $54,420
Brent 250 $54,420
Port St. Lucie 110 $57,790
Sebastian 50 $
Vero Beach 50 $
Tallahassee 140 $55,270
Tampa 1200 $58,490
St. Petersburg 1200 $58,490
Clearwater 1200 $58,490

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