Physical Therapy Assistant Schools In Florida

There are 18 accredited physical therapy assistant schools in Florida for faculty who teach physical therapy assistant classes to choose from. The trends in Florida's physical therapy assistant academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in physical therapy assistant includes physical therapy assistant training at the following levels:

  • Physical Therapy Assistant Certificate
  • Associates degree in Physical Therapy Assistant


Schools

  1. Broward College

    225 E las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

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  2. College of Central Florida

    3001 SW College Rd, Ocala, Florida 34474

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  3. Daytona State College

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

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  4. South University-West Palm Beach

    9801 Belvedere Road, Royal Palm Beach, Florida 33411

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  5. Florida State College at Jacksonville

    501 W State St, Jacksonville, Florida 32202

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  6. Gulf Coast Community College

    5230 West U.S. Highway 98, Panama City, Florida 32401

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  7. Indian River State College

    3209 Virginia Ave, Fort Pierce, Florida 34981-5596

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  8. Keiser University-Ft. Lauderdale

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

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  9. Florida Gateway College

    Highway 90 East, Lake City, Florida 32025-2007

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  10. State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota

    5840 26th St W, Bradenton, Florida 34207

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  11. Miami Dade College

    300 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, Florida 33132-2297

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  12. Pensacola State College

    1000 College Blvd, Pensacola, Florida 32504-8998

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  13. Polk State College

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

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  14. St Petersburg College

    6021 142nd Ave, Largo, Florida 33760

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  15. Seminole State College of Florida

    100 Weldon Blvd, Sanford, Florida 32773-6199

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  16. Herzing University in Winter Park

    1595 S. Semoran Blvd, Ste 1501, Winter Park, Florida 32792-5509

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  17. Academy for Practical Nursing & Health Occupations

    5154 Okeechobee Blvd Ste 201, West Palm Beach, Florida 33417

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  18. South University-Tampa

    4401 N Himes Ave, Tampa, Florida 33614-7095

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Statistics

Professional Trends

Florida Vs. National Physical Therapy Assistant Employment

Florida 6,140
National 111,860

Of all of the physical therapy assistant professionals in the country, nearly 5% are in the state of Florida.

Employment Growth for Physical therapy assistant professionals In Florida

6,140 5,900 6,340 5,930 6,140
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Physical Therapy Assistant is a shrinking field in Florida. So, in four years, the number of physical therapy assistant professionals has shrunk by 0%. This decline is slower than the national trend for physical therapy assistant professionals which shows a 7% increase in the number of physical therapy assistant professionals working around the nation.

Physical Therapy Assistant VS. All Professions salaries in Florida

$34,240 $36,225 $37,155 $38,330 $39,550
$43,191 $44,171 $45,158 $47,627 $48,473
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Florida, as the number of physical therapy assistant professionals is declining, the salaries earned by physical therapy assistant professionals are increasing. Physical therapy assistant professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $34,240 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $39,550 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Physical therapy assistant professionals in Florida

10th percentile
$27,240
25th percentile
$33,990
50th percentile
$39,585
75th percentile
$45,970
90th percentile
$51,860

This represents a growth in salaries of 13%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Florida, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of physical therapy assistant. The pay differential between the highest paid physical therapy assistant professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 90%

Average Salaries for Physical therapy assistant professionals and related professions in Florida

Physical Therapy
$81,410
Physical Therapy Assistant
$39,550
Sports Medicine
$51,002

In Florida, physical therapy assistant professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Physical Therapy Assistant programs available for each degree type for all schools in Florida

associate
17
bachelor
0
master
0
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0
Certificate
1
Total18

As the number of physical therapy assistant professionals is decreasing in Florida state, the number of students graduating from the 18 accredited physical therapy assistant schools in Florida state is decreasing. In 2006, 422 students graduated from physical therapy assistant courses in Florida. And in 2010, 375 students graduated.

Thus there was a 11% percent decrease in the number of physical therapy assistant school degree or certificate graduates in Florida. A majority of these graduates, or 94%, graduated with an associate's degree in physical therapy assistant.

Physical Therapy Assistant Faculty Salaries in Florida

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