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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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  • Medical Assistant (10-Month Diploma Program)
  • Dedicated to providing  career training since 1975.
  • Has 13 campus locations in Southern California and a campus in Morrow, GA.
  • Provides flexible class times including weekends.
  • Offers curriculum that ranges from 8 month diploma programs to 16-month Associate of Applied Science degree programs.
  • Has admissions professionals available to help students decide which diploma or degree program they should pursue.
  • Gives job placement assistance strengthened by relationships with local employers.
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Anaheim
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Programs
  • Medical Specialties (AOS)

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San Diego
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  • Certificate - Medical Assistant
  • Offers a program that translates work and military experience into college credit, transfers in credit from other college programs, and offers the flexibility of day, evening and online coursework.
  • Provides in-person tutoring, IT support, access to library resources, and job placement assistant for graduates.
  • Features a new blended-learning curriculum, which involves a mix of campus and online courses.
  • Has 11 campuses across Southern California, Washington, and Alaska, and online courses with campus support. 
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Oxnard
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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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  • Nursing Assistant
  • 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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  • Medical Assistant
  • Offers career placement assistance services to recent graduates.
  • Our short-term allied health programs will give you the skills and knowledge to become a part of the exciting health care field.
  • Programs include Medical Office Specialist, Medical Assistant, Dental Assistant and Healthcare Administration.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
  • Main campus is located in Van Nuys, California, north of Los Angeles.
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Panorama City
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  • Professional Medical Assistant
  • A part of the Select Education Group (SEG).
  • Offers several scholarship and financial aid opportunities for students who qualify.
  • California campuses accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), and accreditation for the Salem campus from the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET).
  • 4 Campuses located in Clovis, Modesto, and Redding in California, and Salem, Oregon.
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Clovis
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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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  • Medical Assistant
  • 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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Bakersfield
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  • Certificate - Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Certificate - Medical Assistant
  • For more than 45 years, PMI has been dedicated to quality healthcare education
  • 17 campuses across 9 states including Arizona, California, Texas, Colorado & more
  • Accredited by the ABHES with multiple accreditations per specific program
  • Certificates, associates, and bachelor’s programs in leading healthcare fields
  • PMI offers financial aid to students who qualify for assistance
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San Marcos
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More California Physician Assistant Schools

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

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Los Angeles
Masters
368
Los Altos Hills
Associate
18,132
Salinas
Associate
9,890
Loma Linda
Doctorate & First Professional
4,022
Riverside
Associate
30,961
Oakland
Doctorate
1,278
Visalia
Associate
892
Los Angeles
Doctorate & First Professional
33,408
Pomona
Doctorate & First Professional
2,254

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.

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

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Bakersfield 70 $126,010
Chico 50 $118,620
El Centro 50 $112,810
Fresno 240 $99,140
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade 570 $111,790
Salinas 60 $110,730
San Diego-Carlsbad 1210 $110,050
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim 2560 $102,010
Madera 70 $109,760
Merced 50 $121,940
Modesto 160 $106,890
Napa 40 $99,420
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura 130 $111,180
Redding 70 $130,150
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario 540 $110,610
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward 1960 $119,040
Stockton-Lodi 60 $118,080
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara 640 $123,000
Vallejo-Fairfield 120 $116,370
Visalia-Porterville 60 $112,380
Yuba City 80 $149,740
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande 70 $115,950
Santa Cruz-Watsonville 110 $124,790
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara 130 $102,730
Santa Rosa 90 $138,090

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