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Fast Facts for Physical Therapist Aides in California

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Chico, Redding and San Luis Obispo
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: San Francisco, Oakland and Santa Rosa
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Santa Ana, Riverside and San Diego

Salaries for Physical Therapist Aides in California

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Salinas, San Jose and Oakland

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  • Physical Therapy Aide/Sports Rehab Program
  • Offers training in various types of massage therapy, physical therapy/sports rehab, and personal fitness training & wellness.
  • Teaches in an environment that promotes learning and encourages empathetic and compassionate therapists.
  • Career service professionals work directly with students from the start of their program, and help them pursue employment in day spas, luxury hotels, cruise ships, and other locations.
  • Students can work in the SOCHI Massage Clinic to gain experience and build their career skills.
  • Financial aid representatives help students develop a personalized financial plan to finance their tuition.
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Reseda
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  • Respiratory Therapy (AS)

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San Diego
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  • Degree - Respiratory Therapy
  • Many programs require externships, allowing students to gain real-world experience.
  • Approved A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) since 1984.
  • Offers 22 accelerated, career-focused program options including business administration, medical assisting, and more.
  • Regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
  • 11 campuses across California, with an online division as well.
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Temecula
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  • Respiratory Therapy
  • A Los Angeles-based private college offering programs in medical sciences, legal studies, and graphic design since 1985.
  • Has weekend programs, including certified  veterinary technology, nurse assistant, and hemodialysis technician.
  • Showcases visual communication students’ artwork and design through campus magazine.
  • 3 campuses in Southern California.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
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Alhambra
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  • Massage Therapy/Therapist
  • One of the largest massage therapy schools in the nation teaching since 1979.
  • First massage school in California to be nationally accredited.
  • Has a successful job placement record— 86% of graduates get placed into work in massage therapy.
  • Provides massage therapist education with multiple methods to ensure every student learns the material.
  • Offers lifetime career placement assistance and holds partnerships with a variety of employers.
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Emeryville
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  • Massage Therapy
  • Offers accelerated programs w/ flexible schedules & professional instruction
  • Multiple accredited campuses across 9 states including CA, TX, NV, & PA
  • 10 + programs including Practical Nursing, Dental and Medical Assisting
  • Provides professional development training & career planning resources
  • Military Student Center (MSC) is committed to the success of military students
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Vista
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  • Massage Therapy
  • A Better Business Bureau (BBB) Accredited Business, with an A+ rating.
  • Computer Support Technician program is based on guidelines set by the Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) and Microsoft.
  • Offers free student services, including tutoring, campus internet access, career placement, and a student lounge.
  • Accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE).
  • 2 locations in Cathedral City and Twentynine Palms, California.
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Cathedral City
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  • Massage Therapy
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Vacaville
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  • Massage Therapy
  • Offers career programs in accounting, cosmetology, massage therapy, physical fitness training, and more.
  • Provides hands-on training led by instructors who have relevant, on-the-job experience.
  • Each campus features a public salon and spa for student practice.
  • Campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET) and Council on Occupational Education (COE).
  • 11 campuses across California, Texas, Nevada and Idaho, as well as 8 additional Milan Institute of Cosmetology campuses.
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Visalia
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  • M.S. in Mental Health and Wellness with Emphasis in Grief and Bereavement
  • M.S. in Mental Health and Wellness with an Emphasis in Christian Ministry
  • M.S. in Mental Health and Wellness with an Emphasis in Family Dynamics
  • Which career path will you take – Business, Nursing, Education, Psychology? Something else? GCU offers more than 100 majors to get you started!
  • Colangelo College of Business: Features more than 25 programs from the bachelor through the master's level, including several high-demand MBA programs and an accelerated accounting degree.
  • College of Nursing and Health Care Professions: Rich 25-year history providing outstanding health care and nursing degree programs, including an RN to BSN program & master's in nursing degrees.
  • College of Education: Whether you are looking to start or advance your career as a teacher or administrator, GCU offers bachelor’s and master’s in education degrees in key areas.
  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences: Provides a job focused education and features a variety of programs from counseling and psychology to justice studies, history and English literature.
  • Does something else interest you? GCU also offers programs in Doctoral Studies; Theology; Science, Engineering & Technology; and Fine Arts & Production. Speak with an enrollment counselor today!

More California Physical Therapy Aide Training Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Norwalk
Associate
22,273
El Cajon
Associate
17,359
Loma Linda
Doctorate & First Professional
4,022
Oceanside
Associate
10,682
Monterey
Associate
9,238
Fremont
Associate
11,083
Sacramento
Associate
24,596
San Diego
Associate
21,437
Santa Ana
Associate
33,514

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Physical Therapist Aides

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 Therapist Aides

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

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Bakersfield 120 $26,680
Chico 60 $26,190
Fresno 220 $34,310
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade 190 $34,830
Salinas 70 $30,590
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim 2380 $28,550
Merced 40 $24,530
Modesto 90 $26,350
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura 280 $28,640
Redding 90 $27,340
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario 510 $28,660
San Diego-Carlsbad 550 $29,500
Santa Rosa 50 $31,450
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward 660 $33,760
Stockton-Lodi 70 $33,270
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara 350 $32,520
Visalia-Porterville 40 $25,850
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande 90 $27,790
Santa Cruz-Watsonville 50 $32,250
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara 130 $28,770

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