Occupational Therapy Schools In Florida

Florida has 14 accredited occupational therapy schools where occupational therapy faculty who teach occupational therapy classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in occupational therapy in the state of Florida, which encompasses occupational therapy training at the following levels:

  • Associates degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Masters degree in Occupational Therapy
  • PhD degree in Occupational Therapy


Schools

  1. Barry University

    11300 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, Florida 33161-6695

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  2. Daytona State College

    1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, Florida 32114

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  3. Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

    Tallahassee, Florida 32307

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  4. Florida State College at Jacksonville

    501 W State St, Jacksonville, Florida 32202

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  5. Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences

    671 Winyah Drive, Orlando, Florida 32803

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  6. Florida International University

    11200 S. W. 8 Street, Miami, Florida 33199

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  7. University of Florida

    355 Tigert Hall, Gainesville, Florida 32611-3115

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  8. Keiser University-Ft. Lauderdale

    1500 NW 49th St., Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309

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  9. State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota

    5840 26th St W, Bradenton, Florida 34207

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  10. Nova Southeastern University

    3301 College Ave, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

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  11. Palm Beach State College

    4200 Congress Ave, Lake Worth, Florida 33461-4796

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  12. Polk State College

    999 Avenue H NE, Winter Haven, Florida 33881-4299

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  13. University of St Augustine for Health Sciences

    1 University Blvd, St Augustine, Florida 32084-5783

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  14. Florida Gulf Coast University

    10501 Fgcu Blvd S, Fort Myers, Florida 33965-6565

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Florida Vs. National Occupational Therapy Employment

Florida 7,740
National 135,200

Of all of the occupational therapy professionals that work in the US, approximately 6% work in Florida state.

Employment Growth for Occupational therapy professionals In Florida

6,410 5,990 6,250 7,110 7,740
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Florida, occupational therapy is a growing field. 1,330 more occupational therapy professionals were working in Florida in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of occupational therapy has grown by 21% in Florida. This growth is faster than the national trend for occupational therapy professionals which shows a 13% increase in the number of occupational therapy professionals working around the nation.

Occupational Therapy VS. All Professions salaries in Florida

$46,550 $49,320 $49,627 $52,763 $54,420
$43,191 $44,171 $45,158 $47,627 $48,473
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Occupational Therapy
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by occupational therapy professionals is increasing in Florida. In 2006 occupational therapy professionals made a mean salary of $46,550 per year, and in 2010 they made $54,420 per year.

Salary percentiles for Occupational therapy professionals in Florida

10th percentile
$35,203
25th percentile
$44,760
50th percentile
$53,207
75th percentile
$63,560
90th percentile
$74,747

Thus, occupational therapy professionals' salaries grew by 14% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 112% pay differential between the highest paid occupational therapy professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of occupational therapy in Florida.

Average Salaries for Occupational therapy professionals and related professions in Florida

Clinical Psychology
$61,650
Forensic Psychology
$83,125
Occupational Therapy
$54,420
Psychology
$83,125
School Psychology
$69,870
Sociology
$75,790
Sports Psychology
$69,870

Occupational therapy professionals in Florida earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Occupational Therapy programs available for each degree type for all schools in Florida

associate
7
bachelor
0
master
7
doctor
2
Certificate
0
Total16

The number of students graduating from the 14 accredited occupational therapy schools in Florida is increasing. In 2006, 268 students graduated from occupational therapy courses in Florida. And in 2010, 510 students graduated.

There was an increase in the number of occupational therapy school degree or certificate graduates in Florida by 90%. Most of these graduates, or 44%, earned a associate's degree in occupational therapy.

Occupational Therapy Faculty Salaries in Florida

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We are now in the process of collecting data for the number of occupational therapy faculty in Florida, growth in the field of occupational therapy academia and occupational therapy faculty salaries in Florida. If you are involved in teaching occupational therapy courses to students at the associates degree in occupational therapy, masters degree in occupational therapy, and doctoral degree in occupational therapy levels, please take a moment to anonymously submit your information to help us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future faculty in the field of occupational therapy in Florida. Once you submit your information, you will get a chance to see an overview of what we have learned thus far from you and your peers.

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