Salida, CA has thirteen allied health schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of San Francisco, the highest ranked school in this group with an allied health program, has a total student population of 9,008. It is the 221st highest ranked school in the USA and the 21st highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Allied Health students from Salida schools who go on to become allied health professionals, physicians, nurses, forensic nurses, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 271,710 people working as medical and health services managers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $90,970. Also, Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists make on average $72,310 per year and there are about 98,330 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Modesto area alone, there are 100 employed clinical, counseling, and school psychologists earning an average salary of $80,400. Medical and health services managers in this area earn $91,280/yr and there are 300 employed.
Salida lies in Stanislaus county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Modesto area has 156,400 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,120 average annual salary. Thus, about 2 out of every 1000 jobs in Salida are held by medical and health services managers, and 1/1000 are held by clinical, counseling, and school psychologists.
Of the 13 allied health schools with a 100-mile radius of Salida, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, CSI Career College comes out as the most expensive ($44,912/yr) for allied health students, with California State University-Fresno as the lowest, reported at only $5,579/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Salida|
|San Jose||CA||977,893||9||20.6572||297||50.5 miles|
|Union City||CA||76,462||1||13.7752||0||51.7 miles|
|Castro Valley||CA||65,952||0||-||0||53.4 miles|
|Santa Clara||CA||112,889||4||29.9373||188||53.8 miles|
|Walnut Creek||CA||64,055||0||-||0||53.9 miles|
|San Leandro||CA||78,904||1||29.9223||11||58.3 miles|
|Rancho Cordova||CA||65,274||3||17.1477||50||62.9 miles|
|West Sacramento||CA||50,542||1||29.8049||4||64.3 miles|
|San Mateo||CA||93,990||1||15.1982||101||67.9 miles|