Fort Lauderdale, FL (population: 184,625) has three physical therapy schools within its city limits. Nova Southeastern University, the highest ranked school in the city with a physical therapy program, has a total student population of 29,153. It is the 494th highest ranked school in the USA and the 18th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Physical Therapy students from Fort Lauderdale 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 Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach Metropolitan area alone, there are 190 employed physical therapist aides earning an average salary of $23,890. Physical therapists in this area earn $82,010/yr and there are 850 employed.
Fort Lauderdale lies in Broward county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach Metropolitan area has 715,320 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $40,790 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Fort Lauderdale are held by physical therapists, and 0/1000 are held by physical therapist aides.
Of the 3 physical therapy schools in Fort Lauderdale, all of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Nova Southeastern University comes out as the most expensive ($20,445/yr) for physical therapy students, with Broward College as the lowest, reported at only $6,114/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Fort Lauderdale|
|Pompano Beach||FL||101,930||4||24.0374||34||6.9 miles|
|Coconut Creek||FL||51,117||1||19.1074||42||10.0 miles|
|Coral Springs||FL||125,980||0||-||0||11.7 miles|
|Deerfield Beach||FL||75,503||1||1.86135||0||11.8 miles|
|North Miami Beach||FL||-||1||30.306||3||14.4 miles|
|Pembroke Pines||FL||146,408||0||-||0||15.3 miles|
|Miami Gardens||FL||113,813||3||37.6424||120||15.4 miles|
|Boca Raton||FL||86,084||4||34.4533||150||16.0 miles|
|North Miami||FL||55,954||1||20.3506||19||16.7 miles|
|Miami Lakes||FL||-||1||11.3357||23||19.1 miles|
|Delray Beach||FL||64,829||0||-||0||21.7 miles|
|Miami Beach||FL||84,633||4||12.1922||6||22.8 miles|
|Boynton Beach||FL||69,913||1||0.00884495||0||27.2 miles|
|Coral Gables||FL||43,646||1||80.2467||177||31.3 miles|
|Lake Worth||FL||-||2||25.2639||114||33.3 miles|
|West Palm Beach||FL||99,706||6||33.5336||149||42.2 miles|
|Port Saint Lucie||FL||163,859||0||-||0||79.9 miles|