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Fast Facts for Occupational Therapists in Florida

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Gainesville, Sebastian and Punta Gorda
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Lakeland, Pensacola and Cape Coral
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Tampa, Miami and Fort Lauderdale

Salaries for Occupational Therapists in Florida

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Naples, Port St. Lucie and Tampa

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  • 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).
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Tampa
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  • Associate of Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Master of Science in Occupational Therapy - Bridge Program
  • 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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  • M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Designated a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media for the 4th consecutive year.
  • Listed on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in 2013, for the sixth consecutive year
  • Links students to hundreds of training opportunities (beyond their traditional internships and practicum) at their many “partner agencies” in each of their local communities.
  • Accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WUSCUC).
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  • M.S. in Mental Health and Wellness with Emphasis in Prevention
  • M.S. in Mental Health and Wellness with Emphasis in Grief and Bereavement
  • M.S. in Mental Health and Wellness with an Emphasis in Christian Ministry
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  • Master of Science in Psychology with an Emphasis in General Psychology
  • Master of Science in Psychology with an Emphasis in Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Convenient online program options available for the master's and bachelor's degree.
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  • MS in Psychology - Addictions

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Programs
  • B.S. in Human Services / Counseling
  • Graduate Certificate in Alcohol & Drug Counseling
  • Graduate Certificate in Professional Counseling
  • 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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  • Health Psychology - PhD of Psychology
  • Master of Science in Health Psychology
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor's Programs in 2014 by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Implements a one-to-one teaching model, partnering one student with one faculty member in each course.
  • 100% of faculty members hold doctoral degrees.
  • No physical residency requirements, allowing students to pursue their degree online.
  • Committed to innovation, diversity, excellence, and accountability since its founding in 1996.
  • Offers several programs in business, education, psychology, and more.
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  • Bachelor of Arts in Substance Abuse Counseling
  • 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).
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  • Doctor of Education: Community Care & Counseling: Marriage & Family
  • Doctor of Philosophy: Counselor Education and Supervision
  • MA in Professional Counseling - 60 Hour
  • Liberty University’s online programs ranked in the top 10 out of more than 2,100 colleges & universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility.*
  • 100% online programs at associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level.**
  • Transfer up to 90 credits into an undergraduate degree program.
  • Up to 50% of your master’s degree can be transferred in to help you get the most out of your hard work and maximize the credit you previously earned.
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  • Rehabilitation Sciences (Master of Science) - Online
  • Rehabilitation Sciences (Certificate) - Online
  • Sports Counseling (Certificate) - Online
  • For the 12th consecutive year, Cal U was named one for the best schools in the Northeast by The Princeton Review 
  • Recognized by the U.S. News and World Report for: Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s 2017, Best Online Programs, Grad Education 2017 and Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s for Veterans 2017
  • Quality Online courses at Cal U have the same objectives, content and learning outcomes as campus-based programs and are taught by the same expert professors.
  • Offers private school amenities at a public school cost. Student-to-teacher ratio of 20:1
  • CAL U online programs complete an annual assessment of student learning to ensure outcomes are focused on your success in career entry, advancement or enhancement!

More Florida Occupational Therapy Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Miami
Doctorate
8,733
Daytona Beach
Bachelor
13,675
Tallahassee
Masters & First Professional
11,562
Fort Myers
Doctorate
9,339
Orlando
Masters
2,207
Bradenton
Associate
9,869
Fort Lauderdale
Doctorate & First Professional
27,518
Winter Haven
Associate
7,757
Gainesville
Doctorate & First Professional
51,725

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Occupational 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:
Occupational Therapists

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

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Jacksonville 580 $90,860
Cape Coral-Fort Myers 160 $101,230
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin 100 $82,340
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach 130 $109,980
Gainesville 250 $69,460
Homosassa Springs 110 $83,070
Lakeland-Winter Haven 100 $85,020
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach 1640 $85,550
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island 70 $91,880
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton 330 $84,540
Ocala 110 $86,600
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford 450 $80,470
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville 200 $85,400
Panama City 60 $72,580
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent 160 $76,050
Port St. Lucie 200 $88,080
Punta Gorda 50 $82,450
Sebastian-Vero Beach 50 $84,400
Sebring 30 $79,510
Tallahassee 150 $86,930
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater 960 $76,830

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