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Fast Facts for Writers in Florida

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Sarasota, Miami and Fort Lauderdale
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Tampa, Lakeland and Jacksonville
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Miami, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale

Salaries for Writers in Florida

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Deltona, Miami and Lakeland

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  • Bachelor of Arts in English - Writing
  • Bachelor degree programs include English, Education, Mathematics, Theatre, Biophysical Sciences, Christian Ministry, and more.
  • Ranked among the Best Online Graduate Education Programs in 2016 by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Regent’s School of Education has yielded a 95% pass rate on the School Leadership Licensure Assessment.
  • Regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Programs
  • Creative Writing, Master of Fine Arts (Online)
  • Creative Writing for Entertainment, Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • 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
  • B.A. in Christian Studies with a concentration in Youth Ministry
  • Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership - Christian Ministry
  • B.A. in Digital Film with an Emphasis in Screenwriting
  • Which career path will you take – Business, Nursing, Education, Psychology? Something else? GCU offers more than 100 majors to get you started!
  • Colangelo College of Business: Features more than 25 programs from the bachelor through the master's level, including several high-demand MBA programs and an accelerated accounting degree.
  • College of Nursing and Health Care Professions: Rich 25-year history providing outstanding health care and nursing degree programs, including an RN to BSN program & master's in nursing degrees.
  • College of Education: Whether you are looking to start or advance your career as a teacher or administrator, GCU offers bachelor’s and master’s in education degrees in key areas.
  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences: Provides a job focused education and features a variety of programs from counseling and psychology to justice studies, history and English literature.
  • Does something else interest you? GCU also offers programs in Doctoral Studies; Theology; Science, Engineering & Technology; and Fine Arts & Production. Speak with an enrollment counselor today!
Programs
  • Online Master of Information
  • Ranked one of the Top Public Schools in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Founded in 1766 as a public institution; it has a main campus in New Brunswick, New Jersey and offers many programs online.
  • Has an average freshman retention rate of 91.8%.
  • Its student-faculty ratio is 14:1, and 38% of its classes have fewer than 20 students.
  • Has famous alumni including chef and restauranteur Mario Batali, author Junot Diaz, actor James Gandolfini, and former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky.
Programs
  • MS in Information Management
  • MS in Library and Information Science
  • Accredited by the American Library Association, this program focuses on both the theory and practice of library science and grounds students in the knowledge, skills and values to become change agents in the field across a broad range of industries.
  • The MS in Library and Information Science (MLIS) curriculum prepares students for careers in a broad range of settings, including academic institutions, public libraries, corporations, government agencies, and cultural institutions.
  • This program is 36 credits and can be completed in 18 months.
  • The innovative learning technology platform helps students cultivate lifelong professional relationships and personally interact with a worldwide community of students and alumni—all while having the flexibility to continue working full time.
Programs
  • MA in Human Services, Mental Health Administration Specialization
  • MA in Human Services
  • MA in Human Services, Not-for-Profit Management Specialization
  • Designated a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
  • Received the 2013 Making a Difference for Students Award from Quality Matters.
  • Offers a free student app for smartphones and tablets, helping students keep up to date.
  • Has a Golden Key International Honour Society and SALUTE Veterans Honor Society.
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).
Programs
  • General Studies - Bachelor
  • Average class size is 25, allowing for more one-on-one time with instructors.
  • Has a 97% employment rate among available graduates.
  • All  graduates receive Lifetime Employment  Assistance—free and forever.
  • Michigan's largest independent college.
  • Most instructors are working professionals in the fields they teach.
  • Programs are continuously updated to ensure classes are career-relevant and in sync with what's needed in the industry
Programs
  • Bachelor of Arts in History
  • 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).
Programs
  • Associate of Arts in General Studies

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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  • Human Service Certificates in Child and Family Services
  • MS in Human Services
  • Human Services
  • 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.

More Florida Writing Schools

Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Ave Maria
Doctorate
460
Miami
Doctorate
8,733
Daytona Beach
Masters
3,434
Clearwater
Masters
594
Saint Petersburg
Bachelor
2,544
Saint Augustine
Bachelor
2,537
Tallahassee
Masters & First Professional
11,562
Boca Raton
Doctorate
26,193
Fort Myers
Doctorate
9,339
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
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
Tallahassee
Associate
13,776
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 Writers

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:
Writers

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Writers relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Jacksonville 150 $29,330
Cape Coral -2222 $42,990
Fort Myers -2222 $42,990
Deltona 60 $34,970
Daytona Beach 60 $34,970
Ormond Beach 60 $34,970
Gainesville 60 $51,170
Miami 480 $53,990
Fort Lauderdale 480 $53,990
West Palm Beach 480 $53,990
Orlando 350 $56,100
Kissimmee 350 $56,100
Sanford 350 $56,100
Port St. Lucie 50 $32,530
Tallahassee 40 $45,050
Tampa 390 $50,730
St. Petersburg 390 $50,730
Clearwater 390 $50,730

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