Fresno, CA (population: 490,930) has one exercise physiology school within its city limits. Fresno Pacific University has a total student population of 2,668. It is the 326th highest ranked school in the USA and the 24th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Exercise Physiology students from Fresno schools who go on to become exercise physiologists, training specialists, athletic trainers, athletes, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 174,490 people working as physical therapists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $76,220. Also, Physical scientists make on average $94,880 per year and there are about 25,310 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Fresno area alone, there are 30 employed physical scientists earning an average salary of $88,240. Physical therapists in this area earn $78,150/yr and there are 430 employed.
Fresno lies in Fresno county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Fresno area has 323,470 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $40,460 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Fresno are held by physical therapists, and 0/1000 are held by physical scientists.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Fresno Pacific University ends up costing a student $17,068/yr.
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