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Fast Facts for Physical Therapist Assistants in Florida

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

Salaries for Physical Therapist Assistants in Florida

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

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  • Associate of Science in Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Associate of Science in Occupational Therapy 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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Melbourne
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  • Associate of Occupational Science Degree in Management
  • Gain Knowledge and Skills While You Earn Your Nursing Degree at Fortis!
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Grand Prairie
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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).
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West Palm Beach
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  • AS / Advanced Massage
  • Therapeutic Massage Training Program
  • AS / Massage and Skin Care
  • Exciting training programs focused on Massage, Makeup, and Skin Care
  • ACCSC accredited with 3 Florida campuses in Miami, Orlando, & Ft. Lauderdale
  • Convenient day & evening classes available for students with busy schedules
  • Career services assistance is provided to graduates throughout their careers
  • Graduates work for many of the top massage & spa industry employers in the nation
  • Classes start November 13!
     
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Maitland
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  • 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
  • Massage Therapy/Terapia de Masaje
  • Diploma in Professional Clinical Massage Therapy

As a student at Southeastern College, you will gain the training, skills, and knowledge you need to prepare for a rewarding career.

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West Palm Beach
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  • Full Specialty
  • 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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Clearwater
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  • Massage Therapy
  • Founded in 1974, HI has educated thousands of successful cosmetologists
  • Offers career readiness courses along with excellent lifetime careers services
  • Hollywood Institute is NACCAS accredited with 3 convenient Florida campuses
  • FDVA & SAA approved veterans program along with continuing education courses
  • HI is proud to offer many financial aid opportunities to qualified applicants
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Hollywood
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  • Cosmetology (12-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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Boynton Beach
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  • Master of Arts in Counseling - Clinical Mental Health
  • A collegiate university that balances the personal attention of a liberal arts college with the academic vitality and broad opportunities of a research university.
  • Founded in 1834, its 340 acre campus is located in Winston-Salem, N.C.
  • Ranked #23 in National Universities in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges from U.S. News and World Report.
  • Its student-to-faculty ratio is 11:1, and 58.6% of its classes have fewer than 20 students.
  • Its stated mission is “to educate the whole person, graduating students who seek purpose-filled lives while building a community dedicated to serving humanity.”

More Florida Physical Therapy Assistant Schools

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

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Fort Lauderdale
Associate
31,730
Ocala
Associate
6,210
Daytona Beach
Bachelor
13,675
Jacksonville
Bachelor
24,939
Orlando
Masters
2,207
Panama City
Associate
5,758
Fort Pierce
Bachelor
14,932
Lake City
Associate
2,849
Bradenton
Associate
9,869
Miami
Bachelor
54,094
Pensacola
Associate
10,728
Winter Haven
Associate
7,757
Sanford
Associate
12,745
Clearwater
Bachelor
25,450

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Physical Therapist Assistants

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:
Physical Therapist Assistants

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Physical Therapist Assistants 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 380 $67,140
Cape Coral-Fort Myers 240 $62,270
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin 90 $63,130
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach 180 $68,620
Gainesville 70 $61,750
Homosassa Springs 120 $62,120
Lakeland-Winter Haven 120 $59,550
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach 1240 $60,370
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island 70 $58,500
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton 280 $61,550
Ocala 90 $66,930
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford 620 $63,140
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville 190 $65,480
Panama City 80 $52,370
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent 70 $57,860
Port St. Lucie 150 $68,810
Punta Gorda 50 $68,030
Sebastian-Vero Beach 60 $60,970
Tallahassee 160 $62,840
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater 630 $61,540
The Villages 70 $66,330

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