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Fast Facts for Physician Assistants in California

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Hanford, San Luis Obispo and Chico
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Oxnard, San Francisco and Stockton
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: San Diego, Oakland and Sacramento

Salaries for Physician Assistants in California

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Oxnard, Sacramento and San Jose

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More California Physician Assistant Schools

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Los Angeles
Doctorate
43,871
Los Altos Hills
Bachelors
15,369
Moreno Valley
Associates
9,202
Riverside
Doctorate
9,157
San Mateo
Associates
9,048
Visalia
Associates
5,553
Loma Linda
Doctorate
4,444
Pomona
Doctorate
3,839
Oakland
Doctorate
1,907
Vallejo
Doctorate
1,465
Whittier
Doctorate
935
Fullerton
Doctorate
544

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Physician 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:
Physician Assistants

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

2017 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; O*NET® 23.1 Database, O*NET OnLine, National Center for O*NET Development, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, onetonline.org

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Bakersfield130 $120,510
Chico50 $123,690
El Centro50 $114,870
Fresno250 $100,380
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade640 $117,920
Salinas50 $127,700
San Diego-Carlsbad1030 $111,870
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim2920 $105,030
Madera70 $110,870
MercedN/A N/A
Modesto130 $126,790
Napa40 $101,270
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura130 $111,340
Redding60 $133,950
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario810 $112,250
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward2420 $120,800
Stockton-LodiN/A $121,550
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara650 $119,890
Vallejo-Fairfield120 $114,160
Visalia-Porterville60 $116,100
Yuba City70 $136,040
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande80 $117,800
Santa Cruz-Watsonville70 $132,760
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara140 $93,230
Santa Rosa90 $121,920

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