Orlando, FL (population: 235,745) has one physical therapy school within its city limits. University of Central Florida has a total student population of 53,401. It is the 71st highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Physical Therapy students from Orlando 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 Orlando-Kissimmee area alone, there are 140 employed physical therapist aides earning an average salary of $23,820. Physical therapists in this area earn $84,230/yr and there are 1,170 employed.
Orlando lies in Orange county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Orlando-Kissimmee area has 989,160 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $18/hr average worker wage, and a $38,430 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Orlando are held by physical therapists, and 0/1000 are held by physical therapist aides.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Central Florida ends up costing a student $12,200/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Orlando|
|Winter Park||FL||-||6||33.3306||155||7.2 miles|
|Lake Mary||FL||-||1||18.3465||21||18.2 miles|
|South Daytona||FL||-||1||30.9321||7||51.1 miles|
|Daytona Beach||FL||63,815||4||31.0595||184||51.5 miles|
|Saint Leo||FL||-||1||24.1963||100||55.2 miles|
|Palm Coast||FL||76,000||0||-||0||74.6 miles|
|New Port Richey||FL||-||2||22.9424||46||84.0 miles|
|Saint Petersburg||FL||243,829||7||28.1391||139||92.9 miles|
|Pinellas Park||FL||46,971||2||19.8178||18||92.9 miles|
|Saint Augustine||FL||-||2||46.0117||74||96.5 miles|