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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

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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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  • Physical Therapy Aide - Certificate

Trade schools in Los Angeles are built on a solid foundation of academic experience, especially Advanced College in South Gate. The founders of Advanced College have 40 years of experience when they opened their own institute of higher learning in 1999, which means Advanced College was student-oriented from day one. Our reputation as a leading vocational nursing & Allied Health school in Los Angeles is well-established, but that is just the beginning. Our expansive South Gate Campus has grown in our time as a school in order to make room for our daily operations. However, our expansion goes beyond the boundaries of our walls.

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South Gate
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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
  • Rehabilitation Sciences (Master of Science) - Online
  • Rehabilitation Sciences (Certificate) - Online
  • Sport Psychology (Master of Science) - Online
  • For the 12th consecutive year, Cal U was named one for the best schools in the Northeast by The Princeton Review 
  • Recognized by the U.S. News and World Report for: Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s 2017, Best Online Programs, Grad Education 2017 and Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s for Veterans 2017
  • Quality Online courses at Cal U have the same objectives, content and learning outcomes as campus-based programs and are taught by the same expert professors.
  • Offers private school amenities at a public school cost. Student-to-teacher ratio of 20:1
  • CAL U online programs complete an annual assessment of student learning to ensure outcomes are focused on your success in career entry, advancement or enhancement!
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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Ontario
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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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  • Diploma - Massage
Fremont College traces its roots to Platt College’s founding in St. Joseph, Missouri, in 1879, and the Southern California branch campus was established in 1986. The most significant evolution of the College started when its third CEO, Dr. Sabrina Kay, assumed leadership in 2007. Fremont College became an innovative center adopting the framework of Work-Based Learning Leadership at the Wharton School and Dr. Kay’s thesis on improved learning through practice and collaboration.
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Cerritos
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  • Online Doctor of Nursing Practice - Leadership Track (MSN to DNP)
  • Online Master of Science in Nursing (BSN to MSN-FNP)
  • Online Doctor of Nursing Practice - Family Nurse Practitioner Track (BSN to DNP)
  • Ranked #4 among the 2015 Best Regional Universities in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Designated as 2015 Military Friendly School by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Student to faculty ratio of 12:1, with an average class size of 21.
  • 85% of faculty holds a doctorate or terminal degree in their field.
  • Regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA).
Programs
  • Allied Health Management - Bachelor of Science
  • Part of the Delta Career Education Corporation.
  • Each campus features a public spa and/or salon where students can gain real-world experience.
  • 17 campuses across the United States, with online options as well.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent colleges and Schools (ACICS), with programmatic accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
  • Originally founded in 1916 in Wilmington, North Carolina by Judge Leon Motte.

More California Physical Therapy Schools

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

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
South Gate
Associate
103
Azusa
Doctorate
8,084
Carson
Masters
12,082
Fresno
Doctorate
22,383
Long Beach
Doctorate
36,868
Northridge
Doctorate
35,446
Sacramento
Doctorate
28,829
Orange
Doctorate
6,022
San Rafael
Masters
2,125
Fresno
Masters
2,391
Loma Linda
Doctorate & First Professional
4,022
Los Angeles
Doctorate
2,366
Oakland
Doctorate
1,278
San Francisco
Doctorate
30,125
San Jose
Masters
31,906
San Francisco
Doctorate & First Professional
2,999
Los Angeles
Doctorate & First Professional
33,408
Stockton
Doctorate
6,235
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. 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 190 $101,030
Chico 130 $100,010
El Centro 40 $100,660
Fresno 600 $96,650
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade 1170 $98,140
Salinas 180 $97,440
San Diego-Carlsbad 1820 $93,590
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim 7320 $93,790
Madera 40 $99,530
Merced 70 $125,220
Modesto 200 $103,140
Napa 70 $120,440
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura 500 $84,290
Redding 110 $99,680
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario 1310 $88,940
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward 2970 $97,660
Stockton-Lodi 330 $84,800
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara 1120 $102,120
Vallejo-Fairfield 310 $104,210
Visalia-Porterville 60 $104,230
Yuba City 40 $79,360
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande 130 $97,920
Santa Cruz-Watsonville 160 $102,850
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara 240 $100,760
Santa Rosa 290 $101,100

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