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Fast Facts for Physical Therapist Assistants in California

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Chico, Oxnard and Modesto
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Stockton, San Francisco and San Jose
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Riverside, Santa Ana and San Diego

Salaries for Physical Therapist Assistants in California

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Oxnard, San Francisco and San Diego

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  • Physical Therapy Aide - Certificate

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Stockton
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Programs
  • 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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  • Master of Science - Sports Science & Rehabilitation
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News & World Report
  • A celebrated educational institution focusing on Health Sciences
  • Offering Online Bachelor's & Master's degrees
  • Logan University is HLC & CCE accredited
  • No GRE required for Master's degree programs.
Programs
  • Respiratory Therapy (AS)

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San Diego
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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
  • 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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  • 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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Visalia
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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
  • Esthetician / Massage Therapy
Start your career with training from Blake Austin College - Beauty Academy. We offer programs in cosmetology, massage therapy, and holistic health, plus a combination esthetics/massage program.
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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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More California Physical Therapy Assistant 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 Assistants

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 Assistants

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Physical Therapist Assistants 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 70 $59,630
Chico 40 $58,500
Fresno 70 $67,950
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade 370 $64,740
Salinas 40 $55,430
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim 2160 $63,710
Merced 30 $70,420
Modesto 70 $62,710
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura 150 $59,970
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario 330 $62,960
San Diego-Carlsbad 560 $66,970
Santa Rosa 60 $56,230
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward 340 $69,780
Stockton-Lodi 50 $52,360
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara 190 $68,800
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande N/A $34,780
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara 60 $57,340

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