Boca Raton, FL (population: 86,084) has eight physical therapy schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Miami, the highest ranked school in this group with a physical therapy program, has a total student population of 15,629. It is the 69th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Florida.
Physical Therapy students from Boca Raton schools who go on to become physical therapists, PTs, exercise physiologists, physical therapy assistants, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 174,490 people working as physical therapists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $76,220. Also, Physical therapist aides make on average $24,990 per year and there are about 44,160 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach Metropolitan area alone, there are 120 employed physical therapist aides earning an average salary of $27,140. Physical therapists in this area earn $78,930/yr and there are 710 employed.
Boca Raton lies in Palm Beach county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach Metropolitan area has 510,440 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $42,380 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Boca Raton are held by physical therapists, and 0/1000 are held by physical therapist aides.
Of the 8 physical therapy schools with a 100-mile radius of Boca Raton, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Miami comes out as the most expensive ($26,758/yr) for physical therapy students, with Indian River State College as the lowest, reported at only $2,138/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Boca Raton|
|Deerfield Beach||FL||75,503||1||1.86135||0||4.2 miles|
|Delray Beach||FL||64,829||0||-||0||5.7 miles|
|Coconut Creek||FL||51,117||1||19.1074||42||7.6 miles|
|Pompano Beach||FL||101,930||4||24.0374||34||9.1 miles|
|Boynton Beach||FL||69,913||1||0.00884495||0||11.2 miles|
|Coral Springs||FL||125,980||0||-||0||11.6 miles|
|Fort Lauderdale||FL||184,625||11||23.9607||338||16.0 miles|
|Lake Worth||FL||-||2||25.2639||114||17.3 miles|
|West Palm Beach||FL||99,706||6||33.5336||149||26.3 miles|
|Pembroke Pines||FL||146,408||0||-||0||28.7 miles|
|North Miami Beach||FL||-||1||30.306||3||30.4 miles|
|Miami Gardens||FL||113,813||3||37.6424||120||31.0 miles|
|North Miami||FL||55,954||1||20.3506||19||32.7 miles|
|Miami Lakes||FL||-||1||11.3357||23||34.2 miles|
|Miami Beach||FL||84,633||4||12.1922||6||38.8 miles|
|Coral Gables||FL||43,646||1||80.2467||177||47.3 miles|
|Port Saint Lucie||FL||163,859||0||-||0||64.7 miles|