California Physical Therapists: Schools and Careers

Career Information for Physical Therapists in California

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Fast Facts for Physical Therapists in California

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Napa, Chico and San Luis Obispo
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Visalia, Bakersfield and San Jose
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Santa Ana, San Diego and Riverside

Salaries for Physical Therapists in California

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Santa Ana, San Francisco and Merced

Schools for Physical Therapists in California are listed below.

Selected Physical Therapy Schools in California

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  • Programs: Physical Therapy Aide/Sports Rehab Program
  • Degrees: Certificate
Platt College
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  • Programs: Respiratory Therapy
  • Degrees: Bachelor, Associate
San Joaquin Valley College
Ontario, Temecula, Visalia

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  • Programs: Degree - Respiratory Therapy
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More California Physical Therapy Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Advanced College South Gate Associate 103
Azusa Pacific University Azusa Doctorate 8,084
California State University-Dominguez Hills Carson Masters 12,082
California State University-Fresno Fresno Doctorate 22,383
California State University-Long Beach Long Beach Doctorate 36,868
California State University-Northridge Northridge Doctorate 35,446
California State University-Sacramento Sacramento Doctorate 28,829
Chapman University Orange Doctorate 6,022
Dominican University of California San Rafael Masters 2,125
Fresno Pacific University Fresno Masters 2,391
Loma Linda University Loma Linda Doctorate & First Professional 4,022
Mount St Mary's College Los Angeles Doctorate 2,366
Samuel Merritt University Oakland Doctorate 1,278
San Francisco State University San Francisco Doctorate 30,125
San Jose State University San Jose Masters 31,906
University of California-San Francisco San Francisco Doctorate & First Professional 2,999
University of Southern California Los Angeles Doctorate & First Professional 33,408
University of the Pacific Stockton Doctorate 6,235
Western University of Health Sciences Pomona Doctorate & First Professional 2,254

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Physical Therapists

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for California. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Physical Therapists

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Physical Therapists relative to the population of the city, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.

Metro Area Jobs Salary


Bakersfield 190 $94550 0.42
Fresno 570 $96560 1.1
Hanford 40 $101010 0.65
Corcoran 40 $101010 0.65
Chico 120 $95510 1.1
El Centro 40 $89560 0.51
Oxnard 490 $85780 1.09
Thousand Oaks 490 $85780 1.09
Ventura 490 $85780 1.09
Redding 130 $92890 1.44
Riverside 1230 $88500 0.62
San Bernardino 1230 $88500 0.62
Ontario 1230 $88500 0.62
Sacramento 970 $99460 0.73
Roseville 970 $99460 0.73
Arden 970 $99460 0.73
Arcade 970 $99460 0.73
Salinas 180 $91870 0.75
San Diego 1870 $90630 0.91
Carlsbad 1870 $90630 0.91
Los Angeles 6950 $91790 0.81
Long Beach 6950 $91790 0.81
Anaheim 6950 $91790 0.81
Napa 50 $107220 0.5
Santa Cruz 210 $100610 1.51
Watsonville 210 $100610 1.51
Santa Maria 250 $93230 0.92
Santa Barbara 250 $93230 0.92
Santa Rosa 240 $95700 0.82
San Francisco 2790 $102010 0.84
Oakland 2790 $102010 0.84
Hayward 2790 $102010 0.84
Stockton 300 $93240 0.9
Lodi 300 $93240 0.9
San Jose 1130 $98100 0.73
Sunnyvale 1130 $98100 0.73
Santa Clara 1130 $98100 0.73
Vallejo 300 $108840 1.57
Fairfield 300 $108840 1.57
Visalia 90 $95730 0.41
Porterville 90 $95730 0.41
Merced 60 $100980 0.62
Modesto 160 $103870 0.65
San Luis Obispo 120 $89720 0.68
Paso Robles 120 $89720 0.68
Arroyo Grande 120 $89720 0.68
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