Physical Therapy Assistant in Florida

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Schools Offering Physical Therapy Assisting Programs in Florida


Each year, roughly 0.1% of Florida students graduate with degrees in physical therapy assisting. In other words, every year an estimated 426 physical therapy assistants graduate from Florida's 18 physical therapy assistant schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Florida with a physical therapy assistant program is Keiser University-Ft. Lauderdale, which is located in Fort Lauderdale. In 2010, it was ranked 60th nationwide. In 2010, 21 students graduated from Keiser University-Ft. Lauderdale's physical therapy assistant program. Tuition at Keiser University-Ft. Lauderdale was $14,176 per year.

The second-ranked school in Florida that has a physical therapy assistant program is Academy for Practical Nursing & Health Occupations. Academy for Practical Nursing & Health Occupations, which was ranked 65th in the country in 2010, is located in West Palm Beach. 22 students graduated with degree in physical therapy assistant from Academy for Practical Nursing & Health Occupations in 2010.

South University-West Palm Beach, which is located in West Palm Beach, is the third-ranked school in Florida that has a physical therapy assistant program. It received a ranking of 76th in the country in 2010. 51 students graduated with degree in physical therapy assistant from South University-West Palm Beach in 2010. Tuition at South University-West Palm Beach was $15,285 per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Florida physical therapy assistant school, average tuition will be $5,013 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,179 per year to $15,285 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Florida physical therapy assistant schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. South University-Tampa - located in Tampa, students are charged $15,285 per year
  2. South University-West Palm Beach - located in West Palm Beach, students are charged $15,285 per year
  3. Keiser University-Ft. Lauderdale - located in Fort Lauderdale, students are charged $14,176 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Florida physical therapy assistant schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Pensacola State College - located in Pensacola, students are charged $2,179 per year
  2. College of Central Florida - located in Ocala, students are charged $2,190 per year
  3. Broward College - located in Fort Lauderdale, students are charged $2,272 per year

A physical therapy assistant degree from a Florida school... what next?

Most people who graduate from physical therapy assistant school in Florida go on to work as a physical therapy assistant. In 2010, there were 3,740 physical therapy assistants working in Florida. The following counties have the largest number of Florida physical therapy assistants:

  1. Hernando County - 870 physical therapy assistants
  2. Miami-Dade County - 370 physical therapy assistants
  3. Lake County - 320 physical therapy assistants

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of physical therapy assistants is expected to grow by 31% by 2018. There are projected to be 4,660 physical therapy assistants working in the Florida then.

Salary

On average, physical therapy assistants earn $55,280 per year. However, Florida physical therapy assistants earned anywhere in the range from as less than $18,580 per year to more than $86,250 per year in 2010. A physical therapy assistant in the following Florida counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Martin County - $65,710 per year
  2. Polk County - $58,850 per year
  3. Hernando County - $58,840 per year

The following counties in Florida have the lowest average salaries for physical therapy assistants:

  1. Marion County - $40,980 per year
  2. Alachua County - $43,970 per year
  3. Palm Beach County - $49,280 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Florida statistics regarding a career in physical therapy assisting and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as physical therapy or allied health.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Physical Therapy Assisting in Florida
  • Certificate in Physical Therapy Assisting in Florida

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,614 miles from location Miami Dade College Miami FL 21.2072 n/a 59,120
5,613 miles from location Broward College Fort Lauderdale FL 17.4756 n/a 37,360
5,780 miles from location St Petersburg College Clearwater FL 18.6493 n/a 29,282
5,728 miles from location Florida State College at Jacksonville Jacksonville FL 18.8342 n/a 28,877
5,685 miles from location Daytona State College Daytona Beach FL 17.1637 n/a 17,352
5,633 miles from location Indian River State College Fort Pierce FL 19.855 n/a 17,110
5,615 miles from location Keiser University-Ft. Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale FL 40.4804 100% 16,882
5,698 miles from location Seminole State College of Florida Sanford FL 18.1118 n/a 16,417
5,771 miles from location State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota Bradenton FL 15.9671 n/a 11,746
6,058 miles from location Pensacola State College Pensacola FL 16.7322 n/a 11,598
5,719 miles from location Polk State College Winter Haven FL 15.7445 n/a 9,437
5,752 miles from location College of Central Florida Ocala FL 17.9398 n/a 8,289
5,969 miles from location Gulf Coast Community College Panama City FL 18.0854 n/a 6,178
5,782 miles from location Florida Gateway College Lake City FL 19.1971 n/a 3,187
5,613 miles from location South University-West Palm Beach West Palm Beach FL 24.0702 82% 931
5,767 miles from location South University-Tampa Tampa FL 9.90894 32% 528
5,615 miles from location Academy for Practical Nursing & Health Occupations West Palm Beach FL 34.7705 n/a 384
5,697 miles from location Herzing University Winter Park FL 20.7437 n/a 363
 

Curious what studying Physical Therapy Assistant gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Florida

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Physical Therapist Assistants + 3,740 $55,280 1.6%
2
Physical Therapist Aides + 2,400 $23,820 21.2%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are physical therapy assistant related jobs in Florida